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 San Diego

The University of San Diego’s Student Outcomes website presents a detailed account of the university’s student learning assessment efforts. The website includes links to information about Student Learning, Retention and Graduation Rates, and Career Outcomes. In particular, the Student Learning section offers access to content about Institutional, Undergraduate, Graduate, and co-curricular learning outcomes, plus information about student… Read more »

Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University’s Institutional Assessment webpage provides an in-depth, holistic look at the university’s assessment efforts. The webpage covers three central areas of the institution’s assessment practices: institutional, co-curricular, and academic. The institutional assessment section includes links to assessment guidelines, rubrics, and templates for academic programs, reports of its participation with the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP), in addition to information about its use of LiveText software for… Read more »

Lane Community College

Lane Community College’s assessment website offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the practice of assessment and how the college implements its own assessment plans. In addition to an introductory educational video about assessment, there are links to the college’s Core Learning Outcomes (CLOs), Course Learning Outcomes, and Institutional Context – content that articulates the… Read more »

University of Kansas

The University of Kansas’s Student Affairs Assessment webpage clearly communicates its assessment practices through its Strategic Plan, Learning Outcomes for the division and departments, Projects and Reports, and Tools webpages. In addition to their Student Affairs Annual Impact Reports, the Projects and Reports webpage highlights the use of these learning outcomes in designing and completing… Read more »

Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness website provides a host of information about the university’s assessment practices. Viewers can read about institutional learning outcomes and program learning outcomes in addition to assessment reports. There is also content about the university’s educational effectiveness regarding direct and indirect effectiveness indicators. The website has facts and figures to… Read more »

DePaul University

DePaul University’s Teaching, Learning and Assessmentwebsite provides viewers with well-defined information about the institution’s approach to student learning outcomes assessment. Included within the website are links to the creation and mapping of learning outcomes, the overview of the assessment approach at DePaul, assessment awards, and support services for undertaking assessment. Under teaching support, which includes… Read more »

University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Student Affairs Assessment webpage provides viewers with a concise overview of the university’s student affairs assessment efforts. Included within the webpage is an explanationabout the university student affairs assessment efforts on the front page in addition to links regarding End of Year reports, Annual Goal Review and Alignment Process, and… Read more »

Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College’s Outcomes Based Assessment website provides viewers with rich and direct information about the college’s assessment effort. Included within the website are institutional learning outcomes and goals, general education learning goals and outcomes, and the college’s assessment process that details the steps of identifying outcomes, creating a plan, data collection, and communicating… Read more »

Boston University

Boston University’s Program Learning Outcomes Assessment webpages serve as an example of how to present student learning outcomes assessment information clearly. In particular, the webpages include a welcoming cover page that explains the purpose and personnel in charge of the university’s assessment efforts. Attached to this cover page are links to specific information regarding the… Read more »

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Guided by the mission to showcase teaching excellence, student learning, and accountability, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Assessment Central websitecontains a wealth of information about the university’s assessment efforts. Included within the website are links to the Program Plans and Reports that contains information about some of the colleges’ assessment plans and reports,… Read more »