Student Learning Outcomes Assessment


Gathering, analyzing and utilizing evidence of student learning at the University of Northern Iowa is a continuous process.  Evidence of student learning outcomes allows us to improve the quality and value of the education that students receive.

The University of Northern Iowa is currently transitioning its assessment processes and website to reflect the transparency framework developed by the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) to assess student learning. The Transparency Framework promotes visibility of relevant information, processes and methods used at the University of Northern Iowa to gather evidence and improve student learning.

The general processes of assessing student outcomes at the University of Northern Iowa are guided by a number of important principles.

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University learning outcomes are the expected 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.