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Exploring the Landscape: What Institutional Websites Reveal About Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Activities

June 2010

Despite persistent calls for colleges and universities to post student learning outcomes assessment information to their websites, the assessment information that can be found online falls considerably short of the activities reported by chief academic officers. The study finds that institutions are often not taking full advantage of their website to increase transparency regarding student learning outcomes assessment. The researchers share their findings and offer recommendations for institutions.

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Please cite as: Jankowski, N., & Makela, J. P. (2010). Exploring the landscape: What institutional websites reveal about student learning outcomes activities. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

This NILOA work has been featured in a several media venues:

The Chronicle of Higher Education, What's on Your Web Site? In July 13, 2010.

Inside Higher Ed, Colleges Keep Much Assessment Activity to Themselves in July 14, 2010.

Also announced in the newsletters for various organizations, such as ACE and AIR.

NILOA is helping take stock of our educational capital—the skills and knowledge college graduates are acquiring—by giving us a comprehensive picture of higher education’s efforts to assess student accomplishment.”

Margaret Miller

Margaret Miller
University of Virginia