Marshall site featured by National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment


The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has chosen Marshall’s Office of Assessment and Program Review website to be featured on the NILOA website. A link to Marshall’s site is now at www.learningoutcomeassessment.org/FeaturedWebsiteCurrent.html.

The NILOA Featured Website is a service intended to point others to promising practices in innovative and transparent online communication of student learning outcomes assessment. The selection criteria for determining a featured student learning outcomes assessment website include:

Communication. The website clearly presents information on student learning outcomes assessment and/or results to multiple or specific internal and/or external audiences using layperson’s language and contextualized examples. Information is found on multiple pages across the website, updated regularly and easy to access and navigate via links or search engines. In addition, the site provides explanation or examples of the use of student learning outcomes assessment.

Creativity.The website communicates information on student learning outcomes assessment and/or results in new and innovative ways including integration of multiple measures and use of alternative media such as videos, interactive graphs, or data displays.

Centralized Assessment Repository. The website stores or provides links to assessment information in one central location. To be considered, the site should include one or more of the NILOA Transparency Framework’s six components:

  •  Student Learning Outcomes Statements
  •  Assessment Plans
  •  Assessment Resources
  •  Current Assessment Activities
  •  Evidence of Student Learning
  •  Use of Student Learning Evidence

The following was written about the MU site:

Marshall University’s Office of Assessment and Program Review provides viewers access to the university’s assessment resources and reviews. In particular, there are various links regarding the university’s assessment efforts, including links to their University Assessment Committee and related documents, Learning Outcomes and related rubrics, and assessment reports/reviews including an archive of reports. This website serves as a centralized location for the university’s assessment efforts.

In addition, website visitors can also explore the university’s Assessment Day information and presentations, as well as information on alumni outcomes and survey reports. Also, the website has information on General Education assessment, looking across multiple years. Given the depth of information available on this website regarding the university’s assessment efforts, Marshall University’s Office of Assessment and Program Review website is this month’s Featured Website in the category of Centralized Assessment Repository.

The NILOA website includes a link to the MU website.