Student Learning Outcomes Assessment



UNI earns National Excellence in Assessment Designation for Outcomes Assessment

The University of Northern Iowa was named as one of just seven members of the 2019 class of Excellence in Assessment designees, a national program aimed at recognizing colleges and universities conducting comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designation is the first national designation of its kind, spotlighting institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across the institution, providing evidence of student learning, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.


Gathering, analyzing and utilizing evidence of student learning at the University of Northern Iowa is a continuous process.

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Student learning outcomes reflect the knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind that students are expected to acquire at the University of Northern Iowa.


Information on assessment council projects and activities recently completed or currently underway to gauge student learning, make improvements or respond to accountability interests.

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Assessment resources encompass information or training provided to faculty and staff to help them understand, develop, implement, communicate, and use evidence of student learning.

Assessment Process

Assessment processes reflect the transparency framework developed by the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) to assess student learning.

Assessment Reports, Plans, & Results

Evidence of student learning outcomes allows us to improve the quality and value of the education that students receive.