Southern Connecticut State University’s Office of Assessment and Planning web page provides viewers with a clear and holistic understanding of the institution’s student learning assessment efforts. Located on the web page is a link to information about the university’s assessment process, which explains how assessment is undertaken and who is involved. Also, the web page provides content about the institution’s approach to and use of student learning outcomes in addition to sharing information about the University’s involvement with the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) and use of assessment information for accreditation. The web page has links to faculty and staff content and resources too, such as links to assessment organizations and information about faculty activity reporting procedures. Under information on student learner outcomes, viewers can find alignment of outcomes, and information on how elements are brought together into a coherent system of campus-level evidence of student learning. Finally, responding to external audiences and pulling from various sources of evidence, information is provided on what students gain from a “Southern Education.”
Given this clear communication of student learning assessment, NILOA is pleased to designate Southern Connecticut State University’s Office of Assessment and Planning web page as this month’s featured website in the category of Communication.