Exemplars and Case Studies
The NILOA Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program – the first national designation of its kind – spotlights institutions successfully integrating assessment practices across campus, providing evidence of student learning outcomes, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
James Madison University
2017 Excellence in Assessment - Sustained Excellence Designee
"Faculty and staff at James Madison University have worked hard for the past two decades to develop an intentional, student learning informed, embedded approach to assessment. James Madison University has been nationally recognized for its assessment practices, most recently the “weigh pig, feed pig, weigh pig” approach to improvement." Read more on the EIA website.
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University was selected as a case study for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) for having an approach to student learning outcomes assessment that reflects the institution's commitment to interdisciplinarity and innovative teaching and learning.
The Eberly Center Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation is an excellent resource for the assessment of teaching and learning.
The 5 institutions comprising the 2017 EIA class are: