Outcomes Assessment Resources

The Office of University Assessment and Accreditation has curated resources around the topic of outcomes assessment.

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Banta, T. W. (2019). Trends in assessment: Ideas, opportunities, and issues for higher education. Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Banta, T. W. (2002). Building a scholarship of assessment. John Wiley & Sons.

Bensimon, E.M., Malcom-Piquiex, L.E., and Brown McNair, T. (2020). Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education. Jossey-Bass.

Fink, L.D. (2013). Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. Jossey-Bass.

Jankowski, N. A., Timmer, J. D., Kinzie, J., & Kuh, G. D. (2018). Assessment that matters: Trending toward practices that document authentic student learning. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Kuh, G.D., Ikenberry, S.O., Janlowski, N.A., et al. (2015). Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education. Jossey-Bass.

Major, C.H and Barkley, E.F. (2016). Learning Assessment Techniques. Jossey-Bass.

Palomba, C. A., & Banta, T. W. (1999). Assessment Essentials: Planning, Implementing, and Improving Assessment in Higher Education. Higher and Adult Education Series. ERIC.

Peck, A. and DeSawal D. (Eds.). (2021). Applying Design Thinking to the Measurement of Experiential Learning. IGI Global.

Souza, J.M. and Rose, T.A. (Eds). (2021). Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education: Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards. Stylus Publishing.

Stevens, D.D, and Levi, A.J. et al. (2013). Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning.  2nd Revised edition. Stylus Publishing.

Suskie (2015), Five Dimensions of Quality, Jossey-Bass.  Really helpful for putting accreditation and accountability in context.

Terenzini, P. T. (1989). Assessment with Open Eyes: Pitfalls in Studying Student Outcomes. The Journal of Higher Education, 60(6), 644–664. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1981946

Walvoord, B. E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education. John Wiley & Sons.

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