Office for Faculty Development


UMass January Learning Outcomes Assessment Conference

January 25, 2013 

The Assessment Advisory Council held an all day conference to discuss learning at UMass Boston. This conference, underwritten by a Vision Project Performance Incentive Fund grant, gave faculty practical, hands-on support for implementing the learning outcomes assessment plans that departments have been developing or are beginning to develop. 

Panel 1: Setting Learning Goals and Creating an Outcomes Assessment Protocol


American Studies

Exercise Health Sciences

Panel 2: Implementing Outcomes Assessment Plans

English History

Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning Rubric

Quantitative Reasoning Sample Exam Questions

Assessment Resources

UMass Amherst assessment booklet

Guide to departmental assessment with samples by Barbara Walvoord.

A good reference book available through the library’s e-books:

  • Suskie, Linda.  Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide.  Second edition.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 2009.

AAC&U Essential Learning Outcomes:

A link on this page allows you to download the individual Values rubrics.

Lumina Foundation Degree Qualifications Profile: