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7 Tips To Weave Assessment & Accreditation Together: Infographic

  Dear Assessment or IE Director – Welcome to the job you didn’t know you wanted! Most assessment, accreditation, and IE directors didn’t set out to be in their roles. […]

Showcasing Your Assessment Work: How to Present and Publish

IE and assessment professionals often wear many hats, and are not always thinking about how to translate our work into publication or presentations. However, the scholarship of assessment is growing, […]

Leading Assessment Training for Your Campus

  Often part of leading assessment on campus requires training faculty and staff. While many of us have been instructors, we may not have led any kind of professional development […]

Tips for Writing Targets

  A lot of time is devoted to writing student learning outcomes, which makes sense. These guide the rest of the assessment process and most directly tie to curriculum and […]

Targets Make the Assessment Process Go Round – How to Make Sure Yours Work Well

  As assessment has matured, we now see many programs and units have been developing mission statements, goals, outcomes, and measures for years. Surprisingly there is one part of the […]

Why Grades Are Not Assessment

  For as long as we have been assessing, faculty have asked “I spend a lot of time and effort grading – why can’t I use those?” The answer is […]

ALOs and IE Leaders: Partners in Accreditation

Always called to a life of helping others, Dr. Vince Erario, Director of Institutional Effectiveness Planning and Research at Life University, found himself as an “accidental academic.” Kicking off his […]

Real Assessment: How UNK is Shifting Assessment Culture to Move Beyond Data

While the perception and practice of assessment has certainly come a long way, it’s still not uncommon to hear challenges with buy-in, closing the loop, and culture of continuous improvement. […]

Breaking Barriers: Accrediting for Inclusion with Dr. Martha Mock

There are approximately 300 higher education programs for students with intellectual disabilities across the United States. But currently, there is a lack of standardized accreditation systems in place for those […]

The Real Value of Accreditation

Many of us have experienced a hospital stay, or been with a loved one during theirs. In most cases we have complete trust in the credentials of the caregivers, because […]

Help! I Fell into the Assessment Field

Although most of us did not grow up saying “I want to be an assessment person”, we found ourselves attracted to the field for various reasons. Perhaps a mentor helped […]

100% Compliance – How Tarleton State Got There

Accreditation is high-stakes, detailed work. While it can be largely unseen, it is absolutely critical to an institution’s success. But most importantly, it is an opportunity to examine our programs […]