Lewis Universityâ€™sÂ Office of AssessmentÂ website is this monthâ€™s NILOA Featured Website. The universityâ€™s history of assessment is presented via a helpfulÂ infographicÂ dating back to 1979. The institutionâ€™sÂ assessment plan, cycle, and timeline are available to peruse, providing framing and background on the role of assessing student learning within Lewis University. To promote meaningfulÂ accountability, there is anÂ Institutional Assessment Continuous Improvement RubricÂ which Deans and department heads utilize to evaluate internal processes for collecting, analyzing, and reporting student learning outcomes. There areÂ sample rubricsÂ for common learning outcomes for website visitors, as well asÂ templatesÂ for data reports, assessment, and curriculum mapping. Website visitors may explore the numerousÂ outcomes and mapping examples, including undergraduate and graduate-level learning outcomes statements and their respective alignment/mapping efforts.
For those within the institution, the campus assessment committee offersÂ individual consultationsÂ to help with creating learning outcomes, alignment issues, and assessment support. The website incorporates various media to disseminate and present assessment information. For example, assessment reporting for various campus units are offered throughÂ infographics. The webpage also welcomes visitors through a video speaking about a program-level assessment effort. For these reasons, Lewis Universityâ€™s Office of Assessment webpage is NILOAâ€™s Featured Website in the categories ofÂ CreativityÂ andÂ Communication.