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:

Degree Qualifications Profile in Oregon

The DQP in Oregon website outlines the efforts of the seven-campus Oregon University System and Oregon’s seventeen independent community colleges to develop a Degree Qualifications Profile that is specific to Oregon. The site features ongoing projects, including interactive spidergraphs for each of the twenty-four institutions represented in the DQP in Oregon, which allow visitors to… Read more »

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College has created a comprehensive assessment resource website which offers extensive resources for faculty, including a glossary of assessment terms, levels and documentation of assessment, rubric guidelines, the process for collecting and reviewing assessment data, and guidesheets for each degree type offered at ARCC. The website also provides assessment resources for students, which… Read more »

Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)

This website presents survey results from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) in an easily accessible, interactive format. The website’s SnaapShot provides a breakdown of survey data, including type of arts major, location of employment, type of degree attained, current occupation of arts graduates, and debt and earnings information. Each interactive section of the… Read more »

Boston College

Boston College’s Assessment website is a comprehensive resource for guidance and support for assessment professionals and departments. It features links to the college’s Assessment Cycle and Assessment Handbook, Departmental Outcomes, a conversation guide that departments can use to examine their assessment programs, and examples of assessment projects from various Student Affairs departments. In addition to… Read more »

Salt Lake Community College

This website features Examples of Excellence, a collection of videos in which SLCC professors, instructors, and staff discuss how they have used SLCC’s assessment practices to guide and verify student success, utilize SLCC’s college-wide outcomes rubric, study student success rates, and more. In conjuction with its academic assessment data, SLCC provides data for each of… Read more »

California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University (CLU) has about a decade’s worth of experience with student learning outcomes (SLOs) assessment. Driven by its core commitments of Liberal Learning, Professional Preparation, and Character and Leadership Development, CLU has designed 8 detailed institutional SLOs and rubrics. These SLOs have been translated into specific departmental Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). The site… Read more »

El Camino College

El Camino College developed a provocative, witty parody about the importance of student learning outcomes and associated faculty hesitations. This video features two faculty members at the water cooler talking about assessing student learning. The video highlights the work faculty members do routinely in their daily practice to document what students know and can do. To… Read more »

Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Office of Academic Assessment offers faculty, students, and visitors a plethora of resources on assessment.  With a focus of “implementing outcome-based evaluation processes for all instructional programs, administrative units, and campuses,” NOVA exhibits a dedication to linking assessment with learning to produce a culture of evidence.  A great deal of… Read more »

Rio Salado College

Rio Salado College was recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for “building an accessible, comprehensive and systemic process for assessment, accreditation and accountability.”  This practice, along with working within the Presidents’ forum’s Transparency by Design, resulted in CHEA presenting Rio Salado College with the CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student… Read more »

Zayed University

Zayed University’s Learning Outcomes (ZULOs) is a one-stop shop for a variety of assessment resources.  As an institution, six student learning outcomes are utilized by every department including: (1) Critical Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning; (2) Global Awareness; (3) Information Literacy; (4) Language; (5) Leadership; and (6) Technological Literacy.  Zayed’s website includes rubrics which measure each… Read more »