Bowling Green State Universityâ€™s (BGSU) Office of Academic Assessment, part of theÂ Institutional Effectiveness webpage, is a NILOA Featured Website! BGSU is also an Excellence in AssessmentÂ (EIA) Designee recognized in 2017 for excellence assessment work. The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) provides the university with assessment information and resources, offers professional development for faculty and programs through workshops and consultations across various assessment-related topics, and helps the institution collect and disseminate assessment data. Through the OAA website, visitors can find theÂ University Learning OutcomesÂ detailing the shared fundamental education values expected of students across all majors, general education, and the co-curricular experiences. These are alsoÂ alignedÂ to the AAC&U VALUE Rubrics and to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) in Canvasâ€”BGSUâ€™sÂ assessment management softwareÂ of choice. SLOs are catalogued forÂ undergraduateÂ andÂ graduate programs. The OAA actively involves students in gathering information on student learning. TheseÂ Student Learning AnalystsÂ lead various assessment projects, which are made available on the website.
All departments at BGSU are expected to submit a student achievement report to the Student Achievement Assessment Committee (SAAC) on the outcomes assessed over the past year. To this end, website visitors can review the sampleÂ SAAC Program Assessment Plan & Reporting Cycle RubricÂ (both inÂ short-formÂ andÂ long-form) and its accompanying guide. Website visitors can also find BGSUâ€™sÂ program reviewÂ guide, which can serve as an example for others in developing their own program review process. Data reports can be found across various initiatives including theÂ Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+),Â National Survey of Student EngagementÂ (NSSE), BGSUâ€™sÂ institution-wide learning outcomes,Â general education outcomes, andÂ accreditation. Finally, various usefulÂ resourcesÂ can be found through theÂ Center for Faculty Excellence. For these reasons, BGSUâ€™s Institutional Effectiveness webpage is a NILOA Featured Website in theÂ Centralized Assessment RepositoryÂ category aligned with the Transparency Frameworkâ€™sÂ Current Assessment Activities component.