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 NILOA:

James Madison University

James Madison University’s Center for Assessment and Research Studies (CARS) is a one stop shop for its assessment resources. The Center provides a variety of services including quality assessment service to the university, applied graduate training in both assessment and measurement, increased use of innovative technology in assessment practice, and quality scholarship in assessment and measurement. For its various engaging… Read more »

Marquette University

Marquette University’s Assessment Office provides a wealth of assessment information accessible to both internal and external audiences. Its University-Wide Student Learning Assessment Policy outlines assessment principles, responsibilities, and supporting offices. Learning outcomes, assessment plans, assessment highlights, and assessment reports for every major covering 2008, 2009 and 2010-11 are available for each academic and co-curricular unit. Not only does… Read more »

American University

American University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment Learning Outcomes and Assessment website is designed for both internal and external audiences. Assessment plans are publicly available and include information on indirect/direct measures, group/individual targets, learning outcomes addressed by the assessment, and tentative assessment cycle. Best practices from program/major assessment plans are showcased. For its abundance of information on ongoing assessment activities… Read more »

Jacksonville State University

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) at Jacksonville State University is committed to providing “accurate, reliable, and systematic departmental and institutional support in research and assessment” through the use of “cutting-edge technology and a collection of high quality, proven tools and resources that support continuous improvement through meaningful planning, analysis, reporting, and informed… Read more »

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has accumulated a variety of assessment resources on its website. One of the signature initiatives is what is known as Principles of Undergraduate Learning. In addition, IUPUI is active in promoting its work on ePortfolios. For the month of April, IUPUI has been selected as NILOA’s Featured Website in… Read more »

Western Washington University

Western Washington University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education does an excellent job publicly reporting assessment activities on campus. Not only are assessment plans accessible for each department but Program and Course Assessment Handbooks are available to highlight tools and techniques for writing assessment plans for program and course improvement (these Handbooks are… Read more »

Oregon State University

The Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation (APAA) website provides a wealth of assessment information for those internal and external to Oregon State University. Learning outcomes have been developed for all academic and co-curricular departments in addition to seven learning goals established for graduates. A crosswalk of colleges and programs that are utilizing high-impact… Read more »

Truman State University

Truman State University, which has been involved in assessment since 1972, has done an excellent job in building a comprehensive general assessment process. A major undertaking showcasing its assessment results has been its Assessment Almanac, an annual, three-volume online publication.One of Truman State’s most well-developed assessment programs is the Truman Portfolio, also featured on the Assessment home page. Included on… Read more »

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Using NILOA’s Transparency Framework as a means to organize assessment information, Concordia University Wisconsin’s Evaluation & Assessment Office’s website is well on its way to providing meaningful information on student learning. Easily accessible through its University’s main web page, the purpose of its website is “to provide detailed information regarding why and how we gather… Read more »

California State University-Fresno

California State University – Fresno’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) web page provides a wealth of assessment information to multiple audiences across campus.  From its detailed Fact Book data to information about its assessment activities and their results, CSU – Fresno provides practical tools to assess student learning outcomes and the means for faculty, staff… Read more »