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Award-Winning Campuses

Several institutions and commissions give out annual awards to schools that are displaying excellent programs in learning outcomes and assessment. Below are description of the programs and corresponding annual winners.

CHEA Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes
AGLS Award for the Improvement of General Education: Exemplary Program Award
ACPA Emerging Best Practices in Assessment Awards

CHEA Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes

Each year the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) awards colleges and universities that have made Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes. Winners are listed below.

2014 CHEA Award

Eastern Kentucky University
Assurance of Learning page

Excelsior College
Liberal Studies Program page

The Citadel
Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness page

2013 CHEA Award

Drake University
Environmental Science & Policy page

Harold Washington College
Assessment at Harold Washington College page

St. Luke's College
Education Programs page

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
College of Business Administration page

2012 CHEA Award

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech's International Plan page

Rio Salado College
Assessment of Student Learning page

University of California, Merced
Program Learning Outcomes Resources page

2011 CHEA Award

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
DLIFLC Home page

James Madison University Social Work Program
Department of Social Work page

Miami Dade College
Learning Outcomes page

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Assessment/Strategic Plan page

2010 CHEA Award

Capella University
Capella Learning & Career Outcomes page

Portland State University
Honors program page
University Studies Program page

St. Olaf College
Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation page

University of Arkansas- Fort Smith College of Education
Student Learning vision and history page

2009 CHEA Award

Delaware Technical & Community College

See the Institutional Effectiveness Structure, click here.

Northern Arizona University
See the recent report by the Office of Academic Assessment, click here.

2008 CHEA Award

Hocking College

See the Assessment Website, click here.

Kennesaw State University

See each degree program’s AOL report of student learning outcomes, assessments and improvements that is updated annually and published on the CETL website, click here.

Seton Hall University

See how they assist other institutions in developing their own assurance of learning processes, click here.

2007 CHEA Award

Bowling Green State University
This link is BGSU student achievement assessment home, assessment central.

Mesa Community College, Arizona
The faculty defined student learning outcomes in nine areas-- to visit their office of research and assessment Web site, click here.

Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma
ORU's Whole Person Assessment is comprised of a university-wide electronic portfolio system that tracks student learning.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana
Rose-Hulman also uses ePortfolios, click here to find out more.

University of Saint Mary, Kansas
The Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching Program (distance learning) combined to design specific outcomes for graduates from these programs.

AGLS Award for the Improvement of General Education: Exemplary Program Award

The Association for General Learning and Liberal Studies is a group committed to the quality of general education programs. Since 2007 AGLS has "recognized the creative program accomplishments produced by general education faculty and administrators committed to ongoing improvement." Winners are listed below. To find out more information about the specific institution or about the award, please visit the AGLS website.

2012 Award Recipient: Wofford College

2011 Award Recipients: George Mason University & Stetson University

For more information on the 2011 Award Recipients, view the press release here.

2010 Award Recipients: Carleton College, Champlain College, Wright State University

2009 Award Recipient: James Madison University

2008 Award Recipients: Miami Dade College and University of North Dakota

2007 Award Recipients: Portland State University, Eastern Michigan University, and University of North Carolina at Asheville

ACPA Emerging Best Practices in Assessment Awards

The Commission for Assessment and Evaluation within ACPA, College Student Educators International, began awarding in 2007. 

2009 Awards for Assessment of Best Practices in Student Learning and Development

University of Georgia,

Department of University Housing, Office of Staff Development and Judicial Programs  

James Madison University,

Orientation Office and Center for Assessment and Research Studies

2008 Awards for Emerging Best Practices in Student Learning and Development Outcomes

Bridgewater State University
"Self Assessed Gains from Student Affairs Experience"

James Madison University
"Civic Learning: Impacting Students One at a Time"

The Ohio State University
Departmental Program Review



"To help all students acquire essential learning outcomes, assessment must evolve from a compliance-driven exercise to one where student learning results are used in decision making and resource allocation."

Jane Wellman
Executive Director
Delta Cost Project