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.

Hawai’i Pacific University

Hawai’i Pacific University’s (HPU) Student Success website is this month’s NILOA Featured Website! Located under the institution’s mission in the “About Us” web page, HPU presents various resources and information focused around student success in a high-traffic and easily accessible location. Website visitors can peruse HPU’s institutional learning outcome statements which are available for the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree-levels.  Learning outcome statements are also provided… Read more »

Marymount California University

Marymount California University’s (MCU) Student Achievement website is this month’s NILOA Featured Website. At MCU, the institutional learning outcomes in communication, analysis, decision-making, appreciation of multiple perspectives, and ability to learn from experience inform how students learn and progress through the curriculum. To highlight student achievement, MCU offers assessment data on multiple programs. Included are sample capstone projects conducted… Read more »

Texas Tech University

The Office of Planning and Assessment (OPA) website at Texas Tech University (TTU) explains the importance and value of learning outcomes and assessment methods in an innovative manner to a key audience of Students & Parents. The section features an infographic, links to reports, and clear language on learning outcomes and assessment methods for a student and… Read more »

Community College of Philadelphia

The Institutional Assessment website at the Community College of Philadelphia provides a centralized point of access to information on institutional assessment procedures and results. The Planning and Assessment Linkages chart demonstrates the interrelationship among the college’s mission, institutional planning documents and institutional assessment efforts. The site provides access to the Office’s comprehensive Assessment Plan, which explains institutional effectiveness at… Read more »

California State University Northridge

The Academic Assessment and Program Review website at California State University Northridge (CSUN) showcases the institution’s assessment efforts and accountability. The site serves as a resource, providing transparency into the university’s assessment of student learning, as well as into programmatic planning. It opens with a mission statement, defining the role assessment plays at CSUN, its goals and… Read more »

University of Calgary

The Principles and Practices of Student Assessment website at the University of Calgary’s Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning presents a step-by-step, structured, and informative guide explaining assessment. Featured content includes introductory information for those who are new to assessment, as well as, detailed information and instructions for educators interested in continuing to improve their teaching.… Read more »

Pennsylvania State University

The Office of Planning and Assessment at Pennsylvania State University provides structure, oversight, and support for learning outcomes assessment at all 24 campuses. The Office of Planning and Assessment outlines an eight-step learning outcomes assessment process. All degrees offered (undergraduate, graduate) certificates, and shared degrees are analyzed annually. The website provides resources, including recommendations from a special joint committee on general education assessment, as… Read more »

Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College’s (BMCC) Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics ensures that learning is consistent with institutional goals utilizing assessment as a tool for planning and supporting student learning. To support assessment, resources are available on the BMCC website in an Assessment Handbook, a comprehensive guide introducing faculty to assessment, defining institutional goals, along with instruction… Read more »

Oakland University

Oakland University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website consists of two main sections: Program Assessment and General Education Assessment. Program Assessment is overseen by The University Assessment Committee (UAC), with members appointed by the University’s Senate. The Program Assessment section defines the tasks of the UAC in the form of a mission statement. It… Read more »

Austin Community College

Austin Community College Academic Outcomes Assessment website is a comprehensive guide for institutional effectiveness and educational improvement through the collection of assessment data. It offers a plethora of resources, including the Assessment Manual, which describes the assessment program at the institution. The site also offers access to a toolkit of Rubrics and TracDat, where comprehensive… Read more »