Websites, List Serves and Blogs

Websites

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
A wealth of information on student learning outcomes assessment is available at this website including papers, reports, and a variety of assessment resources.

Assessment Institute Handouts
Each year, the Assessment Institute is one of the premiere conferences in higher education assessment across the nation.  The link provides access to PDFs of sessions conducted at previous Assessment Institutes.

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE)
AALHE is a professional association for assessment practitioners at colleges, universities, and higher education support organizations. It provides resources and a forum to support assessment practitioners’ professional development and the open discussion of issues, strategies, policies, and processes associated with higher education’s use of assessment as a tool to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness in fostering student success.

American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
A wealth of information is available on this website as it relates to: liberal education, general education, curriculum, faculty work, student success, assessment, diversity, civic learning, women, global learning, science & health, and STEM. Information on the VALUE Rubrics can also be accessed through this website.

LEAP Texas
LEAP TEXAS is a newly formed organization. LEAP TEXAS is comprised of more than 60 Texas higher education institutions. “The mission of LEAP Texas is to provide a structure through which Texas public and private institutions of higher education can communicate, organize, and develop plans and policy recommendations that address their common interests of student success and the improvement of higher education in Texas.”One of its key focal points is: “Leveraging the newly redesigned Texas Core Curriculum for Higher Education for the overall improvement of undergraduate education.”

 

List Serves

ASSESS – Assessment in Higher Education – UKY Listserv
The ASSESS listserv addresses all topics related to assessment in higher education. It is a great resource for academic and co-curricular assessment.  You will first have to create a login account prior to subscribing.

ACCSHE – Accreditation in Southern Higher Education Listserv
The ACCSHE listserv also addresses topics related to assessment in higher education, with a focus on “Southern” higher education. Numerous aspects and questions related to SACS-COC accreditation are also common topics of discussion.

LEAP-TEXAS Learning Outcomes & Assessment Listserv
If interested in joining the LEAP Texas listserv, contact Dr. Loraine Phillips: lorainep@UTA.EDU

Blogs

Linda Suskie Blog
Linda Suskie’s webpage, A Common Sense Approach to Assessment & Accreditation, includes an internationally accessed blog that focuses on assessment and accreditation, and ultimately, helping institutions provide the best education for each student that they serve. Peruse her webpage to find her blog, upcoming events, and how she may help you understand assessment.