Welcome to a website designed to
introduce faculty to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and assessment.
The purpose of this website is to make assessment possible and practical
in any course or program.
Good assessment requires faculty with
expertise and resources
to measure and report learning
in a variety of courses
under diverse conditions
about students with varied abilities
and disparate levels of academic engagement.
Higher education faculty members are hired for their
discipline expertise. Training in pedagogy and assessment often occurs
on the run. Many of us emulate the most effective faculty from our own
college experience. But assessing student learning is not new to
faculty; we do this every semester as we evaluate student work.
However, meeting the assessment expectations delineated in the new
accreditation standards requires conventions beyond typical grading. The
good news is that assessment practices can make student evaluation more
meaningful, benefit your teaching, and improve student learning.
Campuses and classroom sections may require different
strategies to accomplish the same outcomes. This means that faculty must
be both discipline experts and skilled assessment practitioners. The
goal of this website is to equip faculty by making training and
assessment tools easily accessible. Use and modify any materials found
on this website to fit your particular classroom or program or for
faculty development workshops. (Please check out the limited, but
specific usage requirements found on the navigation bar -
Using Materials from
The material on the website is organized
into eight major topic areas designed to take about 45-60 minutes to complete.
Strategies for using this material to train faculty in workshops, rather
than individual online use, are discussed in a Section 8.
Each section can be downloaded and modified for handouts designed for live workshops. When used in
this manner each section will approximately 2 - 3 hours depending on the number of
people and the amount of discussion.