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Guidelines for Academic Assessment Reports


2016-2017: Reports are due September 15, 2017

Guidelines for 2016-2017 Annual Assessment Report Submission

The 2016-2017 reporting process has been simplified by the Assessment Task Force (Charlene Wolf-Hall, Paul Kelter, Emily Berg, Jeremy Penn, Jill Motschenbacher, and Erika Beseler Thompson). Each degree program will receive a link to complete their 2016-2017 assessment report online through Qualtrics. If you cannot locate your link to the report for your degree program please contact Jeremy Penn at

The report format will depend on your degree program’s specialized accreditation status. Degree programs that maintain specialized accreditation (such as ABET or APA) will be asked for a short summary on how they assess learning, what student learning outcomes were assessed, and how results were used to improve learning. These degree programs will also be asked to upload a recent validation communication (such as an approval letter) from the specialized accreditor. Reviewers will provide feedback using the Assessment Report Review Criteria for Programs with Specialized Accreditation.

Degree programs that do not maintain specialized accreditation will be asked to submit their program-level student learning outcomes, a brief summary for how they assess the student learning outcomes, a brief summary of at least one program-level student learning outcomes assessment activity, and a brief description for how the degree program has used assessment results to improve student learning. Reviewers will provide feedback using the Assessment Report Review Criteria for Programs Without Specialized Accreditation.

Past Assessment Guidelines

View an archive of NDSU assessment guidelines.

2015-2016 Academic Affairs Guidelines
Assessment Guidelines for Reports due on September 15, 2016

2014-2015 Academic Affairs Guidelines

2013-2014 Academic Affairs Guidelines

2013-2014 Student Affairs Guidelines

2012-2013 Guidelines

2011-2012 Guidelines

Supporting Documents for Assessment Reports


Direct, Indirect, and Non-Measures of Student Learning

Program Learning Outcomes Checklist

Reviewer Checklist for 2014-15 Academic Affairs Assessment Reports

What Counts as Evidence of Student Learning


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