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Resources with Useful Links

The following is a list of resources we have on file in our office, which we have included direct links to the source.

AAHE (American Association for Higher Education

    • Assessment Programs and Projects: A Directory
    • Membership information
    • Learning Through Assessment; A Resource Guide for Higher Education
    • Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

    • Conference on Assessment and Quality - Assessing Impact; Evidence and Action
      • Presentations from the Conference
    • 1998
    • Assessment Conference - Architecture for Change: Information as Foundation
      • Assessing the Complex Goals of Liberal Education Programs
      • Assessment Techniques
      • Faculty Involvement in Assessment
      • Measuring the Contribution of Major to General Education Learning Outcomes
      • Starting Points: Developing a Department Assessment Plan
      • Undergraduate English Program
    • Catalog of Publications

    • Assessment Conference - Assessment as Evidence of Learning: Serving Student and Society
      • Assessment Based on Abilities: Students Solving Complex Problems with Quality Outcomes
      • Assessing the Big Picture; What Are Students Thinking?
      • Assessment and the Campus Learning Community
      • Communicating Assessment; Creating an Assessment Web
      • Elements for Installing an Authentic Campus Assessment Plan
      • Institutionalizing Assessment
      • Student Self Assessment; How To Begin It, Keep Improving It, and Assure Its Quality
      • Using Learning Outcomes Assessment to Improve University Teaching and Learning
    • Catalog of Publications

    • Conference on Faculty Roles and Rewards - Scholarship Reconsidered
    • National Conference on Higher Education - To Form a More Perfect Union...Diversity and Learning
    • Assessment Conference - Rising Expectations for Assessment: Can We Deliver?
      • An Update on the National Survey of Student Engagement
      • Applying the Balanced Scorecard for Successful Assessment
      • Assessing Teaching and Learning for Improvement and Accountability
      • Assessment Essentials: Strategies for Successful Assessment
      • Collaborative Action Research to Assess Student Learning and Effect Institutional Change and Improvement
      • Constructing Local Improvements
      • Making Informed Assessment Choices: A Model for Comprehensive Classroom Assessment
      • So What Do I Do On Monday?
      • Understanding the First Year of College; Seeing the Forest and the Tree
    • Catalog of Publications

    • National Conference on Higher Education - Balancing Private Gain and Public Good

    • Assessment Conference - Assessment: A Shared Commitment
    • National Conference on Higher Education - Learning in Context
    • Catalog of Publications, Winter

  • Volume 50, No. 4
  • Volume 51, No. 2 and 9
  • Volume 52, No. 4-10
  • Volume 53, No. 1-5, 7-10
  • Volume 54, No. 1, 3-5, 7-10
      • Evaluating Department Achievements; Consequences for the Work of Faculty

        December 1999
      • Fair Assessment Practices; Giving Students Equitable Opportunities to Demonstrate Learning

        May 2000
      • Implementing the Seven Principles; Technology as Lever

        October 1996
      • Institutional Performance Measures

        December 1998
      • Organizing for Learning; A New Imperative

        December 1997
      • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Questions and Answers from the Field

      December 1999

About Campus
Enriching the Student Learning Experience
  • Volume 4, No. 4, Sept/Oct 1999
  • Excerpt: Increasing Expectations for Student Effort, May/June 1999

ACAT (The Area Concentration Achievement Tests)
  • Order forms

ACT (American College Testing)
Information for Life's Transitions
  • The ACT Assessment Student Information, 1991-92
  • The ACT Assessment User Handbook, 1991-92
  • ACT Student Registration Packet
  • ACTing on Outcomes Assessment Newsletter, vol. 3, no. 3, spring 1999
  • The ARC of Performance Assessment
  • Assessing Attitudes and Opinions of Students and Alumni, 1993 and 1999
  • Assessing Thinking and Reasoning Skills of College Students; From Boomers to Generation X to Echo-Boomers
  • CAAP (Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency)
    • Assuring Academic Excellence in Core General Education Skills, 2000-2001
    • Assuring Academic Excellence in General Education Foundational Skills, 1999-2000
    • The College Improvement Service Basic Report (Cohort Report)
    • Linkage Report for 1999-2000, Sample School
  • COMP (College Outcome Measures Program)
    • COMP Activity Inventory
    • Using Today's Knowledge to Build a Brighter Future
  • COMPASS e-Write; Direct Writing Assessment from ACT
  • Content of the Tests in the ACT Assessment
  • ESS (Evaluation Survey Service)
    • Surveying Your Alumni
  • How the ACT Assessment Test Are Constructed
  • P-ACT Action Guide
  • Preparing for the ACT Assessment
  • Various Surveys

Alverno College
  • Assessment Center
  • Student Learning: A Central Focus for Institutions of Higher Education - A Report and Collection of Institutional Practices of the Student Learning Initiative (copies available upon request)
  • Student Learnings Outcomes Meeting, 1999

ARC (Assessment Research Center)
  • College Base
  • Research Solutions

ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports
ASHE (Association for the Study of Higher Education)
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
    • #4 - Increasing Students' Learning; A Faculty Guide to Reducing Stress Among Students

    • #7 - College Student Outcomes Assessment; A Talent Development Perspective

    • #3 - "High Risk" Students in Higher Education; Future Trends
    • #8 - Social Consciousness and Career Awareness; Emerging Link in Higher Education

    • #1 - Active Learning; Creating Excitement in the Classroom
    • #3 - Academic Advising for Student Success; A System of Shared Responsibility

    • #8 - Turning Teaching Into Learning; The role of Student Responsibility in the Collegiate Experience

  • #8 - Student Learning Outside the Classroom; Transcending Artificial Boundaries

Assessment Update
Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education
  • Managing the Assessment Process; A Software Solution - vol. 10, no. 3, May/June 1998
  • Nov/Dec 1999, vol. 11, no. 6
  • Subscription form

The Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Publications, Spring 1999

Baldrige National Quality Program
  • Education Plot Criteria, 1995
  • Education Criteria for Performance Excellence; 1998, 1999, and 2000

Ball State University
  • 1999 Senior Survey of May Graduates Summary Report
  • Assessment Workbook
  • Do Students Study as Much as We Would Like Them To?,
  • Who Goes to Classes and Why?

Brevard College
  • Guidelines for Evaluating the First-Year Experience

Brigham Young University
  • Understanding Cultures of Assessment

Buffalo State College
  • Graduate Follow-up Surveys: Successful Collaboration Between Acadmeic Affairs and Student Affairs, Sept 1997

California State University
  • Assessing Student Learning Newsletter
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Team Report
  • Questions Regarding Planning
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Reaccreditation Site Visit Schedule of Meetings and Exhibits List

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • The Carnegie Teaching Academy Campus Program

The Center and Foundation for Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking; Resources and Events Catalog, fall/winter 1996

Change; The Magazine for Higher Learning
  • Nov/Dec 1999 to present

Colorado University
  • Planning, Budget, and Analysis; Undergraduate Outcomes Assessment

Columbia College
  • Program Assessment with Computerized Portfolios
  • Proposed Assessment of Introduction to College Writing

CSEQ (College Student Experience Questionnaire)
  • Center for Postsecondary Research and Planning
  • Surveys and information

East Stroudsburg University
  • Process of Designing and Institutionalizing the University Classroom Assessment Model

ETS (Educational Testing Service)
  • The Academic Profile; Assessing General Education
  • Charting Professional Growth
  • Higher Education Assessment News, Summer 1999 and Spring 2000
  • Major Field Tests
  • Miscellaneous literature regarding assessment programs
  • A New GRE General Test
  • Planning for Assessment
  • Policy Information Center Publications Catalog
  • Publications Catalog, 1999
  • Reinventing Assessment
  • Sex, Race, Ethnicity, and Performance on the GRE General Test
  • The Student Instructional Report II
  • What You Should Know About Tasks in Critical Thinking

Harvard University
  • The Harvard Assessment Seminars, Second Report: Explorations with Students and Faculty about Teaching, Learning, and Student Life

HERI (Higher Education Research Institute)
  • The American Freshman; National Norms for Fall 1998
  • Designing a Student Assessment Study
  • The 1999 CIRP Entering Student Survey
  • The 1999 CIRP Freshman Survey
  • The 2000 CIRP Freshman Survey
  • The 2000 College Student Survey

Higher Education
  • 2000-2001 Catalog of Publications
  • 2002-2003 Catolog of Publications

IEA (Institutional Effectiveness Associates)
  • Contents of web site

IDEA (Individual Development and Educational Assessment) Center
  • Exchange Newsletter
    • February 1998
    • November 1999
    • June 2000
    • November 2000
  • Information Packet and Sample Surveys
  • June 2002 seminar information
  • Research Report #1, June 2000: Teaching Approach, Instructional Objectives, and Learning

Indiana University
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Individual Retention Interventions at Indiana University
  • National Survey of Student Engagement Fact Sheet

Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Assessing Student Competence; Portfolios and Other Authentic Assessment Tools


  • Resources on Distance Education

Jamestown Community College

  • 1999 Report to the Community

LaGuardia College
  • Critical Thinking at LaGuardia College
  • Guidelines for Developing Critical Thinking Abilities

Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education
  • Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education; Eligibility Requirements and Standards for Accreditation
    • 1994 Edition
    • 2002 Edition
  • Designs for Excellence: Handbook for Institutional Self-Study
  • Distance Learning Programs; Inter-regional Guidelines for Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs
  • Frameworks for Outcomes Assessment
  • Guidelines for Distance Learning Programs
  • Handbook for Chairing and Hosting an Evaluation Team
  • Handbook for Collaborative Reviews

Montana State University
  • Assessing Capstone Course Pedagogy and Its Impact on Critical Thinking
  • Assessment Techniques and Activities
  • Senior Survey Results; Class of 1999
  • Student Outcomes Assessment Policy

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
  • Ask Your Students; Student Outcomes Information Services
  • Comprehensive Alumni Assessment Survey (CAAS)

National Center for Postsecondary Improvement
  • Evolution Not Revolution; A Concluding Summary
  • Inventory of Institutional Support for Student Assessment for Master's Institutions

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Program Standards for Elementary Teacher Preparation
  • Standards, Procedures, and Policies for the Accreditation of Professional Education Units

National Institute of Science Education
  • Classroom Assessment
  • Learning Through Technology

New Directions for Higher Education
  • The Campus-Level Impact of Assessment: Progress, Problems, and Possibilities
  • Order form for 1999 issues

North Carolina State University
  • Alumni Survey
  • Evaluation Design and Results, First Year College, 1998-1999
  • Graduating Senior Survey, 1995
  • Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment
  • Rose Colored Glasses or Harsh Reality? - Changes in Students' Perceptions of the University's Contribution to General Education Goals

Northern Illinois University
  • Design for the Foreign Language Major Portfolio; An Outcome Template
  • Evaluation of College Students' Writing Ability

Open University Press
  • Higher Education; Policy and Practice, March 2000 - February 2003

Penn State
  • Determining the Effect of Different Coursework Patterns on the General Learned Abilities of College Students

Portland State University
  • Assessing the Impact of Service Learning: A Workbook of Strategies and Methods

St. Cloud State University
  • Assessment Office; What is Academic Assessment?

State University of New York
  • Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in General Education
  • Core Curricula
  • Draft of Task Force Final Report
  • Faculty Perspectives: Sharing Ideas on Assessment
  • Guide for the Evaluation of Undergraduate Acadmic Programs
  • On Course
  • The Regents Statewide Plan for the Development of Postsecondary Education in New York State, 1984
  • Report to the Provost's Advisory Task Force on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes; Guidelines for the Implementation of Campus-Bases Assessment in the State University of New York
  • SUNY 2000

The Support Center
  • Strategic Planning Help Files; Answers to 15 Frequently-Asked Questions About Why, When, and How to do Strategic Planning

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Annual Report on the Effectiveness of Remediation

  • A Flexible Software Solution for Managing the Academic Assessment Process
  • Frequently Asked Questions

United States Department of Education
  • Descriptive Summary of 1989-1990 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Two Years Later
  • FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education): Program Book; Staff Essays and Project Descriptions
  • Involvement in Learning: Realizing the Potential of American Higher Education
  • Lessons Learned from FIPSE Projects III
  • The National Assessment of College Student Learning
    • Identification of the Skills to be Taught, Learned, and Assessed
    • Identifying College Graduates' Essential Skills in Writing, Speech and Listening, and Critical Thinking
  • The New College Course Map and Transcript Files
  • Performance and Judgement: Essays on Principles and Practice in the Assessment of College Student Learning

University of Colorado
  • Meta-Analysis of Research on the Relationship of Class-size and Achievement

University of Kentucky - Lexington
  • Summary of Plans to Assess Student Learning and Achievement

University of North Carolina
  • Campus Visit Summary
    • Appalachian State University
    • East Carolina University
    • Elizabeth City State University
    • North Carolina Central University
    • North carolina State University
    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
    • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    • Western Carolina University
  • Engaging Students and Assessing Outcomes Through Data Integration

University of South Carolina
  • National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
    • Exploring the Evidence; Reporting Outcomes of First-Year Seminars
    • Learning About Learning Communities; Taking Student Learning Seriously
  • Using an Assessment Warehouse to Share Survey Results

University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • The Relationship Between College Experience and Student Growth and Development

University of Washington
  • Office of Educational Assessment
  • Senior Survey 2001

University of Wisconsin - Madison
US Air Force Academy
  • Focus Groups at the Air Force Academy; Efficient Yet Flexible

USA Group Foundation
  • Are College Students Satisfied; A National Analysis of Changing Expectations

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Guidelines for the Institutional Assessment of Student Learning

Western Carolina University
  • Assessing the Impact of Computer Technology on Student Learning
  • Web Technology for Conducting Surveys and Closing the Assessment Loop

Other useful links:
The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy
Eastern New Mexico University
University of California - Berkeley
University of Minnesota - Morris

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