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Student Affairs Assessment and Planning supports units within Student Affairs in incorporating assessment into the programs and services provided to students. Assessment ranges from tracking participation rates to measuring student satisfaction, student learning, and program effectiveness.
The Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment (APRA) coordinates and supports the campus-wide assessment of student learning for degree programs and general education. In assessing student learning, ARPA documents the status of student achievement and provides evidence for future improvement so that UIC’s academic programs can have a sound, ongoing assessment process.
The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment is a research and resource-development organization dedicated to facilitating the systematic use of learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning.
Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience is a comprehensive report which argues for “the integrated use of all of higher education’s resources in the education and preparation of the whole student. It is also an introduction to new ways of understanding and supporting learning and development as intertwined, inseparable elements of the student experience. It advocates for transformative education – a holistic process of learning that places the student at the center of the learning experience”.
Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide offers comprehensive, practical, plainspoken guidance for student learning assessment which focuses on how to organize assessment process, rubric designs, setting standards and targets.
Stop Asking Students to “Strongly Agree”: Let’s Directly Measure Cocurricular Learning – an article which argues for asking students to demonstrate (rather than say) what they have learned from their cocurricular activities.