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.

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 »

Westmont College

Westmont College’s Student Achievement webpage provides viewers with insights and information about the institution’s assessment efforts in a clear and concise manner. The webpage includes information about retention and graduation rates, institutional learning outcomes, general education learning outcomes, and program learning outcomes. The webpage also has a link to an institutional portfolio page that contains… Read more »

California State University Fullerton

California State University Fullerton’s Assessment and Educational Effectiveness website offers detailed information about the university’s student learning assessment effort. Included within the website are links to the university’s commitment to student learning reports, the university’s college and department assessment efforts, and campus—wide assessment efforts. Through these links viewers can download and review PDF documents that… Read more »

James Madison University

James Madison University’s redesigned Center for Assessment & Research Studies website continues to be a central spot for assessment resources related to the university’s assessment effort in addition to national and global information about assessment. Included within the webpage are links to resources and templates about writing and mapping learning outcome objectives, collecting and analyzing… Read more »

Dixie State University

Visitors to Dixie State University’s Office of Academic Assessment webpages can appreciate the details of the university’s assessment mission statement. In the sprit of providing the campus community evidence to promote “skills and resources to assess student learning,” visitors can read about the university’s assessment cycle and process. This information includes access to the university… Read more »

Wayne State University

Wayne State University’s program assessment webpagepresents a detailed overview of how the university assesses student learning within programs. Located on the webpage is a framework that outlines each of the university’s assessment steps,  including identifying programs goals, specifying intended outcomes, improving programs based on results, and measuring whether students meet outcomes. These steps are complimented… Read more »

University of Montana

The University of Montana’s Planning Assessment Continuum website provides a collection of information regarding the university’s assessment practices in conservation with institutional and policy concerns. Visitors to the website can browse four areas of focus, which includes Planning, Implementation, and Analysis. In addition, within each area is content related to conducting assessments such as the… Read more »

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Demonstrating a positive assessment culture, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Assessment at UNCW website highlights the university’s commitment to evaluating and assessing student learning.  Within the website, visitors can appreciate the university’s learning goals, which includes categories such as critical thinking, thoughtful expression, and diversity. Equally useful is the General Education Assessment section where… Read more »