Assessment, Accountability and Improvement: Revisiting the Tension - Examines the tensions that still exist surrounding assessment and how they can be managed or even resolved through four principles: "(1) respond visibly to domains of legitimate external concern; (2) show action on the results of assessment; (3) emphasize assessment at the major transition points in a college career; and (4) embed assessment in the regular curriculum” (Ewell 2009).
Assessment Examples and Tools - Provides examples and tools on how to assess students’ prior knowledge, teaching and departments and programs (Carnegie Mellon).
An Assessment Framework for the Community College: Measuring Student Learning and Achievement as a Means of Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness (League for Innovation in the Community Colleges, 2004).
Assessment Handbook - Designed to support engineering departments and engineering faculty, (but includes valuable information for other programs as well) in creating assessment plans, conducting direct and indirect assessments of student learning, and using assessment data to identify curricular strengths and opportunities for improvement (University of Michigan, College of Engineering).
Empowering Faculty Through Assessment - Explains how faculty and administrators at Lord Fairfax Community College have made assessment a vital practice across campus. Includes a helpful table for Writing SLOs at different intellectual levels from Bloom’s Taxonomy (Simpson, K. 2009).
Program Assessment in 24 Hours/Year - Provides “program assessment leaders” a sample sequence and estimated time plan (pp. 17-19) to carry out an assessment program (Monica Stitt-Bergh, University of Hawaii at Manoa Workshop).
Regional Accreditation and Student Learning: A Guide for Institutions and Evaluators – Based on Five Principles: 1) Centrality of Student Learning to Mission, 2) Documentation of Student Learning, 3) Compilation of Evidence, 4) Stakeholder Involvement, and 5) Capacity Building (Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions - CRAC).
Texas A&M Annual Assessment Conference - Many valuable handouts from conference presentations dating back to 2006.