The University of Northern Iowa was accepted into the Higher Learning Commission Academy for Assessment of Student Learning (“Assessment Academy”) in August 2010. Participation in the Assessment Academy involves creating a new plan for assessment of learning in the Liberal Arts Core and updating the plan submitted to the Higher Learning Commission in 2004.
Such a plan must cover:
What courses/settings/populations to target
Reports—what data, to whom, when, how often, etc.
How to ensure that assessment information is used for curricular change
Acceptance into HLC Assessment Academy
Survey of different models
Plan was created
Identification of data sources to measure student accomplishments
- Creation of data reporting process
Director, Academic Assessment