The institutions and organizations listed here will provide you with a wide variety of resources to get you started on your journey in assessment. Check back often as new resources will be added in the months ahead!
RUBRICS (New February 2016):
Rubrics - Transparent Assessment in Support of Learning by Ken Ronkowitz - Great resource for increasing understanding of building your own rubrics, as well as many sample rubrics
Grading and Performance Rubrics - a link to several sample rubrics from the Eberly Center at Carnegie Mellon
Over 50 sample rubrics - resource created by De Anza College
- Ball State University - a leader in Institutional Effectiveness. Great site for an overview
- Assessment Workbook - a step-by-step guide on implementing assessment, including motivating faculty
- Cornell College Assessment Tools - great place to start for Assessment 101
- Dartmouth College Assessment Resources - extensive and detailed PowerPoints on all things assessment
- Texas A&M Office of Institutional Assessment - a well-known leader in Institutional Effectiveness, especially the assessment area
- University of Delaware assessment resources - a well-known leader in Institutional Effectiveness
- Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Assessment Manual - another step-by-step guide on implementing assessment
- University of Central Florida - a well-known leader in institutional effectiveness
- Assessment Handbook - a great handbook to ease into assessment, including common misconceptions about assessment.
- Great SLO resource - this is one of my favorite links. Enter through the "Guests and Visitors" portal in the middle of the site. From there, select a year and office or degree/major and hit enter, where you will be taken to an archive that includes the Mission, Assessment Process, Outcome, and Measurement for the area you selected. This includes ADMINISTRATIVE offices as well as ACADEMIC majors by degree.
- Wabash College Center of Inquiry - specific focus on strengthening liberal arts education
- Association of American Colleges and Universities - a national leader in the conversation on "what is a liberal education"
- Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) - a great site for rubrics on Intellectual and Practical Skills such as critical and creative thinking, Personal and Social Responsibility such as civic knowledge and engagement, and Integrative and Applied Learning
- National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) - great source for using assessment data internally to inform and strengthen undergraduate education, and externally to communicate with policy makers, families, and stakeholders
- NEW LINK (added February 2016) - The Degree Qualifications Profile - developed by NILOA and the Lumina Foundation to align employers priorities with campus expectations for learning
- State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) - THE source for higher education in Virginia
- Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) - a consortium of private liberal arts colleges (Hampden-Sydney College is a member)
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) - the primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States
- Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) - a community of higher education planning professionals that provides its members with the knowledge and resources to establish and achieve institutional planning goals within the context of best practices and emerging trends.
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) - the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.
- Resource Manual - includes all of the Standards of Accreditation