Progress report on Assessment accepted by the HLC

The progress report on the assessment of student learning has been submitted to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.  While we were not able to document 100% compliance (seven programs have not completed assessment cycles), the report provides evidence of the substantial progress that has made in assessing student learning, in both the Foundation Studies program and in graduate and undergraduate degree programs since the 2010 Comprehensive Evaluation Visit.  The Assessment Council commends the programs meeting the reporting requirement for their engagement in assessment to support and enhance student success.  The report submitted in December 2013 is available here.  The HLC responded positively to the report and indicated that no further action is required.  The response to the report is available here.


Deadlines for documenting assessment progress in TaskStream are:

2012-2013 Assessment Cycle
Assessment Plan Assessment Findings Action Plan Status Report
Sep. 1, 2012 Sep. 1, 2013 Dec. 1, 2013 May 1, 2014

2013-2014 Assessment Cycle
Assessment Plan Assessment Findings Action Plan Status Report
Sep. 1, 2013 Sep. 1, 2014 Dec. 1, 2014 May 1, 2015

2014-2015 Assessment Cycle
Assessment Plan Assessment Findings Action Plan Status Report
Sep. 1, 2014 Sep. 1, 2015 Dec. 1, 2015 May 1, 2016

Additional information about expectations and timelines for assessment of academic programs is available here.

HLC Academy for Assessment of Student Learning 

ISU has joined the HLC Academy for Assessment of Student Learning.  This four-year, facilitated process focuses on student achievement of four Foundational Studies learning outcomes.  Details about the project are available here.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

- Examples of program educational objectives and student learning outcomes at ISU

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There is a wealth of information available on the web concerning higher education assessment including journals, other higher education institutions, and various higher education assessment organizations.

published assessment instruments

As part of ISU's assessment efforts, the Office of Institutional Research administers the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), as well as the ETS Proficiency Profile. The table below indicates the timeline for the administration of these instruments.

Summer 2009 Spring 2010 Spring 2010 FR: Fall 2010
SR: Spring 2010
Summer 2012 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 FR: Fall 2012
SR: Spring 2013
Summer 2015 Spring 2016 Spring 2016 FR: Fall 2015
SR: Spring 2016
Summer 2018 Spring 2019 Spring 2019 FR: Fall 2018
SR: Spring 2019

The BCSSE, NSSE, and FSSE results for 2012-13 may be found by clicking HERE