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Types of Outcomes

  1. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs): Program SLOs are statements that specify the knowledge, skills, and perceptions/attitudes students will demonstrate when they have completed the academic program.
  2. Administrative Outcomes: Administrative outcomes are statements that specify the core operational functions of an office.
  3. Strategic Planning Outcomes: Strategic outcomes are statements that specify objectives that align with strategic planning efforts of the college or institution.

Commonly Used Assessment Methods

 Direct Measures Indirect Measures
 Course-Embedded Project/Assignment Graduating Senior Survey (GSES)
 Examination (national or local)  Graduate Student Exit Survey (GSS)
 Paper/Self-Reflection National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 
 Portfolio Course Evaluations 
 Internship  Focus Groups 
 Publication/Presentation  Job Placement Rates 
 Capstone Project  Sophomore Survey
 Research Project  Student Perception of Teaching Survey (SPOTS) 
 Pass Rates (licensure, certification)  

High Impact Practices

AAC&U   AAC&U High Impact Educational Practices
NSSE   NSSE Engagement Indicators & High-Impact Practices 

Resources Related to Higher Education Assessment

The following websites are highly respected and represent authentic assessment processes and information:

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Rubrics

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Association for Higher Education Effectiveness

Journal of Research & Practice in Assessment

Degree Qualifications Profile

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

Assessment at Other UNC Institutions

Appalachian State University

East Carolina University

Elizabeth City State University

Fayetteville State University

North Carolina A&T

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University

UNC Asheville

UNC Chapel Hill

UNC Charlotte 

UNC Greensboro

UNC Pembroke

UNC Wilmington

UNC School of the Arts

Western Carolina University

Winston Salem State University