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The Starting Point for the Assessment of Student Learning:  Examining Undergraduate GE Requirements

Evaluation of Student Learning Framework

Evaluation of Student Learning Matrix

Timeline for SACSCOC

Academic Program Evaluation Report (APER) Template

WFU Core Competencies

Chairs Meeting Presentation 04-15-14
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Student Assessment Approaches at Other Institutions

Vanderbilt University

From James Madison University’s Center for Assessment and Research

Guidelines for Developing Objectives for Program Assessment

Clemson University’s ePortfolio site

University of Pittsburgh’s Student Assessment Site

Details on recent conference at Miami University-Ohio titled “Assessment in the Humanities: A National Symposium”


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SACSCOC Requirements

From Principles of Accreditation of the Commission on Colleges (COC) of SACS (2012 Principles of Accreditation.pdf) –

Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1:  The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in the following area: (Institutional Effectiveness) educational programs, to include student learning outcomes


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Papers and Articles

A Scholarly Approach to Assessing Learning” Catherine M Wehlburg, 2011

(from the International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 5, No. 2, July 2011)

Defining, Assessing and Documenting Student Learning Outcomes at Senior Institutions” J. Joseph Hoey, 2010

(PDF of Powerpoint Presentation given at 2010 SACS-OCS Summer Institute by J. Joseph Hoey, Ed.D.)

Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan-Essential Career Competencies for PhDs” Matt Helm, Lauren Camille Mason, Judith Stoddart, Henry Campa III, 2010

(From the University of Michigan, 2010)

“Why Do I Like Assessment? Let Me Count the Ways” Theodore C. Wagonaar, 2011

(From the Chronicle of Higher Education Commentary section)

“Academically Adrift”, 2011

(Article on Inside Higher Ed website, analyzing recent book from University of Chicago Press which alleges that large numbers of college students aren’t learning much.)

VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education

(from American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) )

“The Useful, Sensible, No-Frills Departmental Assessment Plan” Barbara E. Walvoord, 2008

(An article by Barbara E. Walvoord, University of Notre Dame, as published in the Massachusetts-Amherst Center for Teaching newsletter)

Closing the Assessment Loop“, Trudy W. Banta and Charles Blaich, 2011

(from Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.)

Outcomes Assessment: Conceptual and Other Problems“, John W. Powell, 2011

(from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Journal of Academic Freedom, 2011)

Does Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Make a Difference? One Department’s Experience“, Jerry Rudmann, 2004

(By Jerry Rudmann, Irvine Valley College, March 2004.)

“Knowing What Students Know,” Pellegrino, Chowsky, Glaser, 2010

Engineering Change: A Study of the Impact of EC2000“, ABET, Inc., 2006

(Published by ABET, Inc., based on a study of schools of engineering at 40 institutions.)