Multi-State Collaborative to advance Learning outcomes assessment

Indiana State University is one of 68 colleges and universities in nine states participating in a pilot initiative to assess student achievement of cross-cutting learning outcomes important to all disciplines.  During the initial phase, student achievement in critical thinking, qualitative literacy, and written communication will be assessed using authentic student work submitted as a part of regular course assignments, such as projects, papers, and exams.  The project is intended to produce meaningful data to assist the university to enhance student success.  The Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC) is sponsored by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), working in partnership with the nine participating states and institutions.  Additional information about the MSC is available here.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM ASSESSMENT TIMELINES

Deadlines for documenting assessment progress in TaskStream are:

2012-2013 Assessment Cycle
Assessment Plan Assessment Findings Action Plan Status Report
Sep. 1, 2012 Sep. 1, 2013 Dec. 1, 2013 May 1, 2014

2013-2014 Assessment Cycle
Assessment Plan Assessment Findings Action Plan Status Report
Sep. 1, 2013 Sep. 1, 2014 Dec. 1, 2014 May 1, 2015

2014-2015 Assessment Cycle
Assessment Plan Assessment Findings Action Plan Status Report
Sep. 1, 2014 Sep. 1, 2015 Dec. 1, 2015 May 1, 2016

Additional information about expectations and timelines for assessment of academic programs is available here.

HLC Academy for Assessment of Student Learning 

ISU has joined the HLC Academy for Assessment of Student Learning.  This four-year, facilitated process focuses on student achievement of four Foundational Studies learning outcomes.  Details about the project are available here.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

- Examples of program educational objectives and student learning outcomes at ISU

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There is a wealth of information available on the web concerning higher education assessment including journals, other higher education institutions, and various higher education assessment organizations. 


NSSE and FSSE

As part of ISU's continuous improvement efforts, the Office of Institutional Research administers the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE).  The BCSSE, NSSE, and FSSE results for 2012-13 may be found by clicking here.