The University of Scrantonâ€™sÂ Institutional Effectiveness webpage is NILOAâ€™s December 2019 Featured Website! Website visitors can find a plethora of useful resources, including various institutional survey and research reports, institutional learning outcomes statements, assessment videos, and data on the institutionâ€™sÂ high-impact practicesÂ (HIPs). The universityâ€™sÂ Integrated Planning & Institutional Effectiveness ModelÂ displays how the institutionâ€™s mission and vision are supported by various processesâ€”including assessmentâ€”at the division, departmental, and institutional level. It is also accompanied by a glossary of terms that can provide insight for those new to assessment. TheÂ Planning & Continuous Improvement GuideÂ provides insight into how assessment helps the institution ensure it is meeting its strategic goals and maintaining educational quality.
There are also guides such as theÂ data standards manualÂ to inform gathering, reporting, and use of data, and outline theÂ guiding principles of assessment. Website visitors can also explore theÂ programÂ learning outcomes for each of the University of Scrantonâ€™s current programs. Finally, external stakeholders can visit theÂ consumer information page to find information regarding student outcomes across academic programs, cost of attendance, and institutional accreditation. The latter of which includes mapping institutional goals to Middle Statesâ€™ Accreditation standards. For these reasons, the University of Scrantonâ€™s Institutional Effectiveness webpage is a Featured Website in the category of Centralized Assessment RepositoryÂ aligning with the Transparency Frameworkâ€™s component ofÂ Assessment Plans.