Program Assessment


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New England Educational Assessment Network

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

National Resource Center: First Year Experience and Students in Transition

VALUE Rubric Templates

Though developed for general education assessment, they can be modified to address departmental assessment needs. Rubrics have been developed to assess:

  • inquiry/analysis
  • critical thinking
  • creative thinking
  • written communication
  • oral communication
  • reading
  • quantitative literacy
  • information literacy
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
  • intercultural knowledge and competence
  • ethical reasoning
  • foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  • global learning
  • integrative and applied learning



National Association of Schools of Art and Design

The Assessment of Undergraduate Programs in Art and Design

Athletic Training

National Athletic Trainers Association: Athletic Education Competencies

Modular Approach to Evaluating the Clinical Proficiencies


NSF / AAAS: Vision & Change in Undergraduate Biology Education
National conversation on advancing biology education

American Institute of Biological Sciences National Association of Biology Teachers
Presentation on national standards and accreditation

Assessing Student Learning (Sundberg, 2002)

Business Management & Economics

ACCSB Assessment Resource Center

ACBSP Outcome Assessment Information

Economics Assessment Articles
Assessing a proficiency based economics program: Weathering the perfect storm while thriving in a new environment (Myers et al., 2008)

Assessment of the undergraduate economics major: A national survey (Myers et al., 2001)

Expected proficiencies for undergraduate economics majors (Hansen, 2001)

Improving Assessment in University Economics (Walsted, 2001)


ACS Guidelines for Undergraduate Education & Assessment

PDF Format of Guidelines:


NCA Assessment Resources

Computer Science & Computer Information Systems

ABET Assessment Planning Resources
Assessment planning tools, articles, and events

Criminal Justice

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences: Assessment for Academic Programs



Conference on College Composition & Communication: Writing Assessment

Other position statements on assessment

National Council of Teachers of English: White paper on writing assessment

Environmental Science

See General Assessment Resources

Ethnic and Gender Studies

See General Assessment Resources

General Science

Field Tested Learning Assessment Guide

Geography and Regional Planning

ZPlanning Accreditation board: Outcomes Assessment

Association of American Geographers: Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography


American Historical Association
Criteria for Standards in History/Social Studies/Social Sciences

Nationwide Tuning Project for Undergraduate History Programs Launched

Assessing History: Can We Know Our "Outcomes"?

Liberal Studies

See General Assessment Resources


Mathematical Association of America: Guidelines for the Profession

Mathematical Association of America: Illustrative Resources

Assessing Undergraduate Mathematics


National Association of Schools of Music

Standards Handbook


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Standards, Procedures, and Resources

Political Science     

See General Assessment Resources


American Psychological Association
Includes guides, publications, and links

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education


American Sociological Association (ASA)

ASA: Creating an Effective Assessment Plan for the Sociology Major


See General Assessment Resources

Theatre Arts

National Association of Schools of Theatre

Standards Handbook

World Languages & Literature

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Standards for Foreign Language Learning

Honors Program

Assessing and Evaluating Honors Programs and Honors Colleges: A Practical Handbook


AAC&U: Gen Ed Assessment

AAC&U: Gen Ed Assessment Publications