Assessment Plan Guidelines

Assessment Plan Overview

Assessment Plans at Indiana State University

Academic programs and other units develop and implement assessment plans best suited to the requirements of the discipline and/or accrediting agency and the expectations of the faculty and students. They then summarize this information via four documents:

  • The outcomes library, which identifies all of the student learning outcomes the program assesses and connects them to undergraduate or graduate learning goals;

  • The curriculum map, which identifies the courses and experiences that address each of the outcomes (not required for co-curricular units); the

  • The assessment plan, which may be a mutli-year document that maps out the assessment cycle over time (likely for academic programs) or a one-year document that maps out the assessment just for that academic year (likley for co-curricular programs); and the


August - Program Chairs will be asked annually to verify that the learning outcomes library, curriculum map, and assessment plan on file with the Office of Assessment and Accreditation are current.  Updates can be made at any time, and the Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator is happy to provide guidance.  Student performance data relative to outcomes will be collected throughout the academic year.  

October 15 - Student Outcomes Assessment & Success Reports (SOAS reports) are due from each academic program.  College deans may set earlier dates for initial review.  Please refer to college-based communications for more details. 

November - SOAS reports are evaluated and returned to program chairs to recognize strong practices and assist with improvement of overall assessment capacity and practice.  The rubric used to evaluate reports is included below.  

If you have questions, please contact Kelley Woods-Johnson, Assessment & Accreditation Coordinator, at or 812-237-7975.  


Kelley Woods-Johnson, Ph.D.
Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator
Indiana State University
Rankin 243
(812) 237-7975


I would love to meet to discuss your assessment needs.  Drop by, or schedule an appointment to guarantee availability. 

Fall 2019 Office Hours in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence in Cunningham Memorial Library - COMING SOON!