Assessment Documents & Resources
Student Learning Assessment Documents
Program Learning Outcomes, by Academic College and Department
Questions? Contact the Office of Educational Assessment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for Faculty
Chairperson's Retreat Presentations (August 2015):
"Building a Culture of Assessment: Chairperson's Role" - Office of Educational Effectiveness
University of Scranton Learning Outcomes Terminology
ILO: Institutional Learning Outcome: what we want graduates of the The University of Scranton to know, do, and value.
PLO: Program Learning Outcome: what we want students to know, do, or value at the completion of their academic program, general education program, or interaction with an organizational unit.
SLO: Student Learning Outcome: what we want students to know, do, or value at the completion of the course or other learning experience.
Assessment Resources from the AAC&U
The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), an organization committed to the continued quality of undergraduate liberal arts education, has produced a variety of resources to help member institutions explore how to assess liberal learning and general education learning outcomes.
Assessment Resources from NILOA
NILOA, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, offers a wide variety of resources to faculty and others engaged in student learning outcomes assessment. A particular focus for the organization is facilitating the transparency and usability of assessment data and information. The organization's Transparency Framework is widely adopted in the higher education community as a model for achieving this important assessment goal.
Other Suggested Readings & Helpful Links
Suggested Readings on Student Learning Assessment
American Historical Association (n.d.). AHA tuning project: History discipline core. Retrieved from http://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/current-projects/tuning/history-discipline-core
Banta, T. W., & Palomba, C. A. (2014). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
The Modern Language Association of America (April, 2014). Report of the ADE Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment [Web document]. Retrieved from http://www.ade.org/reports/adHocAssessment.pdf
Upcraft, M. L. and Schuh, J.H. (2002). Assessment vs. research: why we should care about the difference. About Campus.
Walvoord, B. E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education (2 nd ed.). San-Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Weimer, M. (2013). Learner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.