NILOA Framework

A goal of the NC State Strategic Plan 2011-2020 is to enhance organization excellence by creating a culture of constant improvement. In order to achieve this goal, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs promotes a culture of assessment, growth, change, and adaptation. The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) provides a Transparency Framework that allows universities to demonstrate their processes of assessment in a clear manner.

NC State is pleased to adopt the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Transparency Framework.  NILOA notes that the framework “is intended to help institutions evaluate the extent to which they are making evidence of student accomplishment readily accessible and potentially useful and meaningful to various audiences.”  More information about the framework can be found on the NILOA website. Institutions in the UNC System are encouraged to adopt this framework, as a recommendation by the Voluntary System of Accountability.

NILOA Transparency Framework: Student learning outcomes, Assessment plans, Assessment resources, Current assessment activities, Evidence of student learning, and Use of student learning evidence.
 

Click the hexagons below to learn how NC State’s assessment process fulfills each section of the Transparency Framework:


Student Learning Outcomes Statements

View student learning outcomes statements for Undergraduate Academic Programs Assessment, General Education Competency Assessment, and DASA Assessment.


Assessment Plans

View assessment plans for Undergraduate Academic Programs Assessment, General Education Competency Assessment, and DASA Assessment.


Assessment Resources

View assessment resources including templates, information on methods, and relevant theory.


Current Assessment Activities

View current assessment activities for Undergraduate Academics Assessment, General Education Competency Assessment, and DASA Assessment.


Evidence of Student Learning

View evidence of student learning in Undergraduate Academics, General Education Competencies, and DASA Assessment.


Use of student learning evidence

View uses of student learning evidence in Undergraduate Academics, General Education Competencies, and DASA Assessment.


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Graphics: National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from: http://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/TransparencyFramework.htm

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