Assessment Manual

  • Background
  • FAQ
  • Developing an Assessment Plan
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Criteria for Success
    • Curriculum Map
    • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Multi-Year Assessment Plan
  • Glossary
  • Appendices


Books Available

We have a selection of books on assessment covering a wide area of academics. Let us know if you would like to borrow one.
*Starred books are also available in the Center for Teaching and Learning

Allen, Mary J. (2004). Assessing Academic Programs in Higher Education . Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company.

*Allen, Mary J. (2006). Assessing General Education Programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Angelo, Thomas A. & Cross, K. Patricia (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

*Bresciani, Marilee J. (2006). Outcomes-Based Academic and Co-Curricular Program Review: A Compilation of Institutional Good Practices. Sterling, Virgina: Stylus Publishing.

Driscoll, Amy & Wood, Swarup (2007). Developing Outcomes-based Assessment for Learner-centered Education: A Faculty Introduction. Sterling, Virgina: Stylus Publishing.

Grunert O'Brien, Judith, Millis, Barbara J & Cohen, Margaret W. (2008). The Course Syllabus: A Learning-centered Approach (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Stevens, Dannelle D. & Levi, Antonia, J. (2005). Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning. Sterling, Virgina: Stylus Publishing

*Walvoord, Barbara E. (2004). Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Additional titles available. Yet to posted.

Rubrics Available

The following is a short sampling of the 100+ rubrics we have available for your reference.

Course Development Rubrics

  • Rubric for a Student-centered Syllabus

WASC Rubrics

  • Program Review Rubric
  • Portfolio Rubric
  • Capstone Rubric
  • General Education Assessment Rubric
  • Program Learning Outcomes Rubric

AAC&U Rubrics

  • Civic Knowledge and Engagement Rubric
  • Creative Thinking Rubric
  • Critical Thinking Rubric
  • Ethical Reasoning Rubric
  • Information Literacy Rubric
  • Inquiry and Analysis Rubric
  • Integrative Learning Rubric
  • Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Rubric
  • Lifelong Learning Rubric
  • Oral Communication Rubric
  • Problem Solving Rubric
  • Quantitative Literacy Rubric
  • Reading Rubric
  • Teamwork Rubric
  • Written Communication Rubric