The following sites are the ultimate resources for assessment in higher education:
- Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment
- National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
"Tuning" is a process where faculty identify competencies for a specific discipline at each degree level across institutions. Follow the Tuning USA Project sponsored by the Lumina Foundation at: http://tuningusa.org/
For tuning related to specific disciplines visit the following websites:
American Historical Association - History Discipline Core
Tuning Texas - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Business, Computer Information Systems and Sciences, Management Information Systems, Engineering
Midwestern Higher Education Compact Cross-State Tuning Initiative - Marketing and Psychology
Other tuning projects are currently underway across the country and the work is worth following.
Assessment at Other UNC Institutions
As you are working on your assessment plan, you may want to compare notes with your colleagues at other institutions. The University of North Carolina - General Administration requires that all UNC institutions publish student learning outcomes for each degree program on their websites. The following are links to SLOs for all UNC institutions.
Assessment at Other Institutions
These are a sample of some of the assessment sites at other institutions. These particular institutions were chosen because they either have well established assessment processes in place, they offer a different perspective on assessment, or they are one of our peer institutions.
- Eastern Illinois University
- James Madison University
- San Jose State University
- Binghamton University
- William and Mary
- King's College
- Truman State University
Assessment Handbooks from Other Institutions
Assessment Information from Professional Organizations
- Association of American Colleges and Universities
- The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning (PDF, 92 KB)
- Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (PDF, 300 KB)
- Knowing What Students Know and Can Do: The Current State of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in U.S. Colleges and Universities
- What New Faculty Need to Know about Assessment
- A Simple Model for Learning Improvement: Weigh Pig, Feed Pig, Weigh Pig
Walvoord, B. E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Suskie, L. A. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.
Stevens, D. D. & Levi, A. J. (2005). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Maki, P. L. (2010). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Driscoll, A. & Wood, S. (2007). Developing outcomes-based assessment for learner-centered education: A faculty introduction. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.