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Academic Degree Programs Assessment

A current and comprehensive assessment plan is essential for supporting student learning. Each degree program is required to maintain an assessment plan which outlines the student learning outcomes for the program and to collect data related to these outcomes on a regular basis. 

Programs are also asked to submit annual updates and periodic status reports, which are used to provide formative feedback on assessment efforts.

Plans and Outcomes

College of Business

College of Education

Assessment Plans Student Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate

Graduate

Undergraduate

Graduate

College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

College of Health and Human Sciences

College of Law

Assessment Plans Student Learning Outcomes

Graduate

Graduate

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Assessment Plans Student Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate

Graduate

Undergraduate

Graduate

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Office of the Provost

Educator Licensure

Assesment Plan

Student Learning Outcomes

Annual Update

Each year, programs complete an annual assessment update report. This process is designed to help programs understand how well students are meeting the program’s student learning outcomes and to ensure that programs have enough data to support status reports (typically a four-year cycle) and program review (typically an eight-year cycle).

Status Report

Status reports for academic degree programs are required approximately every four to five years (midway through its NIU program review cycle). Status reports are reviewed by the University Assessment Panel, which reports its findings to the Academic Planning Council.