March Articles of Interest for Higher Education Professionals: Focus on Learning Outcomes

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The Association for Institutional Research shared the following publication of interest for higher education professionals. Click on the title to access the full article. This article summary is credited to the Electronic AIR Newsletter (March 2014 edition).

Knowing What Students Know and Can Do: The Current State of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in U.S. Colleges and Universities (Zhao Yang)

The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment report, Knowing What Students Know and Can Do: The Current State of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in U.S. Colleges and Universities, presents findings from a spring 2013 survey of academic officers on assessment activities. The survey results indicate significantly more assessment activity than a few years ago, and the range of tools and measures to assess student learning has expanded significantly – with 84 percent of the respondents reporting they had common learning goals for all their students.
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