News & Events


HLC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit Details Now Available - August, 26, 2020

Our visit from the HLC Peer Review Team will be primarily virtual through Zoom on September 14 and 15, 2020. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend the open sessions for their group on Monday, September 14. Session times are located on our HLC 2020 website. Zoom links will be added soon. 

A pdf of the final report that was submitted this summer can also be found on the site. 


2020 Learning Connections Summit Postponed - August 26, 2020

Despite our excitement to host the second-annual Learning Connections Summmit, Dr. Molly Hare of the FCTE and Dr. Kelley Woods-Johnson of Assessment & Accreditation have decided to postpone until next academic year in order to focus on providing ongoing support to faculty and staff for hybrid and online teaching and assessment. 


Office of Assessment and Accreditation AY 18-19 Annual Report now available.  


Join us at the inaugural ISU Learning Connections Summit, October 21-25, 2019!

The Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Assessment and Accreditation are excited to bring you a week full of engagement and enrichment around teaching, assessment, and learning!  The ISU Learning Connections Summit will bring together faculty, staff, students, and speakers for an exchange of ideas, best practices, and innovative approaches to deepen our knowledge and improve our practice.  Highlights include keynote speaker Janie Szabo teaching us about Universal Design for Learning (UDL), multiple session formats ranging from posters to traditional presentations to panel discussions, giveaways, and a case study competition between the colleges.  

More information about the event, to RSVP, or to propose a presentation can be found here:  #LearningCnxISU


Higher Learning Commission Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit Website is Live

Find all the information about the upcoming reaffirmation of accreditation visit at this site:  Work is already underway for the visit scheduled for September 14-15, 2020.  


New Assessment Books Added to the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence Library!

Connecting the Dots by Carriveau, Assessing Student Learning by Suskie, Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence by Beach, Sorcinellie, Austin, & Rivard, & The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education by Gagliardi, Parnell, & Carpenter-Hubin

The Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence in Cunningham Memorial Library has an entire library of resources for faculty to use.  The Assessment & Accreditation Office is pleased to add these four titles to the FCTE library to support faculty in developing their assessment understanding and practice.  Some even have templates and worksheets to help you think through and design your assessment practices.  Check them out by stopping in the FCTE!

  • Connecting the Dots: Developing Student Learning Outcomes and Outcomes-Based Assessments by Ronald S. Carriveau
  • Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide 3rd Ed. by Linda Suskie
  • Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence: Current Practices, Future Implications by Andrea L. Beach, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Ann E. Austin, and Jaclyn K. Rivard
  • The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education: Big Data, Organizational Learning, and Student Success edited by Jonathan S. Gagliardi, Amelia Parnell, and Julia Carpenter-Hubin