Assessment Resources

Assessment Conferences, Webinars and Online Resources

Assessment Commons – an open learning space that curates content for faculty and assessment professionals through resources and tools for student learning outcomes assessment, teaching and learning, program review and accreditation.
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Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
The VALUE rubrics are nationally normed rubrics for general educational concerns like global awareness, critical thinking, oral communication.
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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
Well organized site that provides reports, occasional papers, blogs, etc. from national assessment leaders. In addition NILOA features some of the best institutional assessment sites.
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Assessment Conferences
This listing of higher education learning outcomes assessment related conferences and events is brought to you by PACAT
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Campus Labs Resources

Campus Labs Compliance Assist Planning SJU User Guide

Rubrics and Methodology

Assessment 101: The Basics of Writing Learning Outcomes
Presentation (PDF)
Writing Learning Outcomes Worksheet (PDF)



Guide: Using the Student Response System: A Quick "How To" Guide

Video: Formative Assessment and the Student Response System 


Guide: Data Collection: Rubrics

Video: Using the New Campus Labs Rubrics Tool


Guide: The Survey Process: Start to Finish

Video: How to Build Your Own Surveys

Compliance Assist

Video: SJU Training for Planning Module

Video: Introduction to Campus Labs Compliance Assist: Planning

Video: Generating Reports for Various Stakeholder

Video: Creating Data Type Templates

Video: Creating Reports

Video: How to Pull Baseline Data into Campus Labs Compliance Assist Planning

Video: Ways to Report Your Data Using Compliance Assist Planning

Video: Creating User Roles & Assigning Permissions

Video: Relating Items

Video: Adding, Editing, & Deleting Planning Items

Video: Creating and Administering a Focus Group

Data Sharing Consortiums/Cooperatives

Catholic Higher Education Research Cooperative (CHERC)
Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS)


Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Association of Jesuit College and Universities (AJCU)
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities(NAICU)


American Council on Education (ACE)
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

National Databases

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Census Bureau Home Page
Library of Congress
National Center for Educational Statistics
U.S. Department of Education

Survey Research

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)

College Guidebooks

The College Board
U.S. News & World Report
Princeton Review