Office of Academic Assessment


What Is Assessment?


The links on this page are intended to provide some frameworks for thinking about what meaningul assessment involves and what it can accomplish.


UNI Student Outcomes Assessment Principles

From the UNI Student Outcomes Assessment Policy Statement.


Nine Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning Outcomes (American Association for Higher Education)


A Higher Learning Commission Definition of Assessment  (For more information on Higher Learning Commission expectations, click here.)


Some Thoughts from Assessment Experts


Assessment as Systematic and Systemic Inquiry (Maki)

The Scholarly Questions of Assessment (Walwoord)

Effective Assessment Planning (Banta)

Characteristics of a Good Assessment  Program (Palomba and Banta)