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.

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 »

Bucknell University

Bucknell University’s Assessment website serves as a central location for assessment-related information, tools, templates and resources for both external visitors and those within the university community. Included among the resources and information on outcomes (i.e., graduation and retention rates, graduate career paths, and academic engagement) along with infographics and interactive dashboards on evidence of student learning based on various Bucknell educational… Read more »

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Office of Academic Assessment’s website, at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV), hosts a variety of resources showcasing the university’s efforts on improving student learning. The information provided on the website includes a variety of useful materials instructing educators on how to undertake assessment of student learning at UNLV. The website outlines a plan… Read more »

Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) Assessment Office website provides valuable content and resources regarding the role that assessment plays at the Institution. The website describes the way assessment works and explores its usefulness to the academic process. In an effort to showcase its educational value, the website shows an array of values that the institution… Read more »

American Public University System

American Public University System’s Learning Outcomes Assessment website offers various assessment resources for students, faculty, and staff. The website offers Learning Outcomes Assessment (LOA) Student Process guidelines on the necessary steps to attain required outcomes, meet graduation requirements, and practice sample assessment questions. In addition, website visitors can access a comprehensive and clearly defined glossary of outcomes assessment terms, and various faculty resources. For… Read more »

Washington State University

Washington State University’s Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning (ATL) website offers visitors an insight into how the university approaches its student learning assessment initiatives. The website features links to a host of assessment related content, such as key assessment elements including content about writing student learning outcomes and using assessments. Also, there are… Read more »