Archives: Featured Websites Archive

NILOA features websites which provide examples of promising practices of innovative and transparent online communication of student learning outcomes assessment at the institution, program or unit level on institutional websites. Selection as a Featured Website includes an examination of the website in relation to one or more of the following criteria: Communication, Creativity, Centralized Assessment Repository. If you would like to submit a website for consideration, please email Erick Montenegro, NILOA Communications Coordinator & Research Analyst, at niloa@education.illinois.edu.

Texas A&M University System

The Empower U website from the Texas A&M University System’s is the July 2020 NILOA Featured Website! In developing the website, the system relied on NILOA’s Transparency Framework and its components to guide the types of information made available to visitors. Institutions in the Texas A&M University System share a common set of student learning outcomes, and are encouraged to pursue an assessment culture… Read more »

Western University

Western University’s Thrive Online webpage is a NILOA Featured Website as an example for how evidence of student learning can be shared in different ways; in this case, by letting students tell their learning stories. Thrive Online is a space for Western University students to share their learning stories and life experiences so that peers… Read more »

College of San Mateo

The Student Learning Outcomes webpage from the College of San Mateo (CSM) is NILOA’s May 2020 Featured Website. Three main goals are listed for assessment: (1) To inform planning by identifying areas of need and/or effective practices around student learning; (2) To create a community of practice that supports continuous improvement in student learning; and (3) To enhance students’… Read more »

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University’s (BGSU) Office of Academic Assessment, part of the Institutional Effectiveness webpage, is a NILOA Featured Website! BGSU is also an Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Designee recognized in 2017 for excellence assessment work. The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) provides the university with assessment information and resources, offers professional development for faculty and programs… Read more »

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the February 2020 NILOA Featured Website! The OIRA helps University of Tennessee fulfill its mission by providing “accurate and reliable data to university administrators, departments, and faculty to illuminate and inform their decision-making.” Website visitors can quickly find a diverse collection of… Read more »

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is NILOA’s first Featured Website of 2020! The mission of OIRA is to “support institutional decision making and the achievement of our vision of becoming the nation’s leading public university” through disseminating timely institutional data and information. All… Read more »

University of Scranton

The University of Scranton’s Institutional Effectiveness webpage is NILOA’s December 2019 Featured Website! Website visitors can find a plethora of useful resources, including various institutional survey and research reports, institutional learning outcomes statements, assessment videos, and data on the institution’s high-impact practices (HIPs). The university’s Integrated Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Model displays how the institution’s mission and vision are supported… Read more »

James Madison University

James Madison University’s (JMU) Student Affairs Assessment Support Services (SASS) web page is this month’s NILOA Featured Website! While SASS offers various services for members of the JMU community such as consulting and the Learning Improvement Initiative with the Division of Student Affairs, there are also a myriad of resources for external visitors. For example, SASS features numerous resources for each step of the assessment… Read more »

Las Positas College

Las Positas College’s Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) webpage is the September 2019 NILOA Featured Website! The website provides a rich range of materials on student learning outcomes (SLOs) and assessment. For instance, website visitors can find tips on how to write institutional, program, and course outcomes. As both a good practice of transparency and to serve as an example for others,… Read more »

Purdue University

Purdue University’s Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness (OIRAE) is NILOA’s second Featured Website of 2019. The OIRAE office, which provides reporting and analysis that allows the university to support its students while effectively using its resources, has myriad of assessment information available to both internal and external audiences. The OIRAE web page also provides access… Read more »