Higher Education and Assessment Organizations and Conferences
Provided below are links to a variety of websites and organizations that contain assessment-related resources, information, and services. There are also links to regional and national assessment-related conferences.
The "Assessment" portion of the website includes AAC & U assessment-related inititatives and publications, meetings, websites, and resources.
CPR promotes student success by providing support to higher education institutions as well as conducting research on student engagement and achievement. CPR conducts several national surveys on student engagement including the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ), the Faculty Survey of Student Enagement (FSSE), and the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE). See details on Miami University's participation in these surveys.
Includes a wide array of critical thinking articles (under "resources"), discussion forums, and additional information about critical thinking in higher education.
HERI is an interdisciplinary center for research and evaluation of post-secondary education. HERI conducts multiple national surveys, including the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey, Your First College Year (YFCY) Survey, the College Senior Survey (CSS), and the HERI Faculty Survey. See details on Miami University's participation in these surveys.
The IDEA Center (Individual Development and Educational Assessment)
While the website primarily focuses on assessment products that are designed by the IDEA Center, the "Client Resources" portion of the website includes many teaching and assessment-related articles.
NISE is dedicated to improving students' learning experiences and critical thinking skills by fostering innovation in introductory STEM education at the college level. This website includes a Learning Assessment Guide for science, math, engineering, and technology instructors, including an Assessment Primer and information on Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs).
Rubistar is a free tool intended to help faculty design rubrics. Rubistar allows users to identify general content areas for the rubric as well as specific learning outcomes. Rubistar then provides appropriate rubric categories based on the learning outcomes identified.
Grantees' Publications on Outcomes and Assessment
Includes information about the project, a critical thinking rubric, and many other critical thinking resources.
Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting (http://www.aacu-edu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/AM06/index.cfm)
Association of American Colleges and Universities, "General Education and Assessment: Engaging Critical Questions, Fostering Critical Learning," (http://www.aacu-edu.org/meetings/generaleducation/index.cfm)
Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Annual Forum (http://www.airweb.org/p.asp?page=15)
The Higher Learning Commission Assessment Workshop(http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=50)
The Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting (http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=50)
IUPUI Assessment Institute (http://www.planning.iupui.edu/conferences/national/nationalconf.html)
North Carolina State Undergraduate Assessment Symposium (http://www.ncsu.edu/assessment/symposium/symposium.htm)
Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning, Fall Conference (http://www.oairp.org/page.asp?page=531)
Higher Education Organizations
Association of Institutional Research (http://airweb.org)
Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University (http://education.indiana.edu/)
Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/heri/heri.html)
The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org/)
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment NILOA (http://www.NILOA.org/)
North Central Association: Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (http://www.ncacasi.org/)
Ohio Association of Institutional Research and Planning (http://www.oairp.org)
Ohio Board of Regents (http://regents.ohio.gov/)