External Resources

Principles of Good Practice – These principles were developed “ under the auspices of the AAHE Assessment Forum with support from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education with additional support for publication and dissemination from the Exxon Education Foundation. Copies may be made without restriction.”

Teagle Foundation – A philanthropic organization supporting liberal education. Their website includes a number of articles and resources on assessment.

AAC&U – The American Association for Colleges and Universities offers assessment resources on its website, including recent initiatives on assessment, recommended publications, and specific examples of effective assessment.

This AAC&U report outlines a set of outcomes that are “highly prized both by the academy and by employers, which include critical thinking, quantitative literacy, communication skills, ethical reasoning, and civic engagement.” It reports what we know and have yet to discover about student achievements in these areas.

The Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment