Purdue Universityâ€™sÂ Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and EffectivenessÂ (OIRAE) is NILOAâ€™s second Featured Website of 2019. The OIRAE office, which provides reporting and analysis that allows the university to support its students while effectively using its resources, has myriad of assessment information available to both internal and external audiences. The OIRAE web page also provides access to student learning outcomes resources. The website describes theirÂ foundational learning outcomesÂ as â€œa developing level of knowledge that assures a general educationâ€ for learners on areas such as the humanities, math, oral communication, science, and so on. Purdueâ€™sÂ core curriculum outcomesÂ are further expanded upon to include a map ofÂ coursesÂ that address each outcome, examples of key skills students can demonstrate upon achieving an outcome, and frequently askedÂ questionsÂ based on stakeholder type (i.e., student, faculty, and advisor). To help assess these outcomes,Â Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)Â are offered, which include tips for assessing course-related knowledge and learner attitudes, values, and self-awareness. Relatedly, website visitors can find a helpful resource that describes appropriateÂ methods of assessmentÂ organized by sources of evidence.
In terms of data, there are numerous interactive, downloadable, and easily understandable reports (e.g. student enrollment & completion, faculty and staff composition, and graduate data) via theÂ data digest.Â Student ExperienceÂ survey results, variousÂ institutional reports, andÂ self-serviceÂ reports are all available for website visitors to peruse, as well. For those conducting research, the website has helpfulÂ tipsÂ for conducting a survey at Purdue, which can also serve as a helpful check-list for those at other institutions. Due to the way Purdue Universityâ€™s OIRAE web page presents its assessment information clearly for all audiences to understand, it is a NILOA Featured Website in the category ofÂ Communication.