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Program Assessment Models

Need ideas and help with your program assessment? Explore assessment reports drafted at other institutions within your academic discipline (see below). Another great resource for best-practice models within a discipline are faculty professional associations (e.g.,,, etc.).

Assessing Student Organizations:

Portfolio Assessment Resources

  • Banta, T.W. (Ed.). Portfolio assessment: Uses, cases, scoring, and impact. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
  • Cambridge, B.L., Cambridge D. and Yancey K.B. (Eds.) Electronic portfolios 2.0. Sterling VA:Stylus, 2009.
  • Cambridge, B.L., Kahn, S., Tompkins, D.P. and Yancey K.B. (Eds.) Electronic portfolios: Emerging practices in student faculty, and institutional learning. Washington D.C.: American Association of Higher Education.
  • Hutchings, P. (Ed.). The course portfolio: How faculty can examine their teaching to advance practice and improve student learning. Washington, DE: American Association of Higher Education, 1998.
  • IUPUI Portfolios Links Page
  • Zubizarreta, J. The learning portfolio: Reflective practice for improving student learning. Bolton, MA: Anker, 2004.

Rubric Assessment Resources

  • Selke, Mary J. Goggins  (2013) Rubric Assessment Goes to College: Objective, Comprehensive Evaluation of Student Work. New York: Rowan and Littlefield

Assessment in Specific Disciplines

  • Bresciani, Marill J., Megan Moore Gardner and Jessica Hickmott.  Demonstrating Student Success:  A Practical Guide to Outcomes-Bassed Assessment in Learning and Development in Student Affairs.  Sterling VA: Stylus. 2009.
  • Peat, B. and Moriarty, L. J. Assessing Criminal Justice/Criminology Education. Durham, NC: Carolina AP, 2009.
  • Assessing Student Competence in Accredited Disciplines; pioneering approaches to assessment in higher education. Edited by Catherine A. Palomba and Trudy W. Banta. Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2001.
  • Gold, B., Keith, S. Z. & Marrion, W. A. Eds. Assessment Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics. Mathematical Association of America. 1999.
  • Demonstrating Student Success: A Practical Guide to Outcomes-Based Assessment of Learning and Development in Student Affairs

General Assessment

  • Angelo, Thomas and K. Patricia Cross. Classroom Assessment Techniques; A handbook for college teachers. Second edition. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1993.
  • Assessing Student Achievement in General Education. Edited by Trudy W. Banta. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2007.
  • Assessment Update<[electronic resource]. available from Wiley Interscience, on campus.
  • Astin, Alexander. Assessment for Excellence: The Philosophy and Practice of Assessment in Evaluation in Higher Education. Westport,Conn: ORYX Press, 1993. 1
  • Banta, T.W. and associates. Making a difference: Outcomes of a Decade of Assessment in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
  • Brookhart, Susan. The Art and Science of Classroom Assessment: The Missing Part of Pedagogy. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report (Vol. 27, no.1). Washington D.C.: The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, 1999.< 1
  • A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement, 2003. Vol. 1 Establishing and Sustaining Effective Connections, Vol 2 Organizational Effectiveness and Future Directions, Vol 3 Promoting Student Learning and Effective Teaching, Vol 4 The Self Study Process for Commission Evaluation.Chicago: Prepared for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Diamond, Robert M.  Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula.  Third Ed.  Chicago: Jossey-Bass.  2008.
  • Doherty, Austin, Tim Riordan and James Roth. Student Learning: A Central Focus for Institutions of Higher Education. Edited Milwaukee, WI: Alverno College Institute, 2002. - 1
  • Huba, Mary E. and Jann E. Freed. Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses; Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
  • Keeling, R. P., A.F. Wall, R. Underhile and G. J. Dungy. Assessment Reconsiderd: Institutional Effectiveness for Student Success. ICSSIA, NASPA , 2008.
  • Miller, Allen H., Bradford W. Imrie and Kevin Cox. Student Assessment in Higher Education; a handbook for assessing performance. London: Kogan Page, 1998.
  • Nichols, James O. and Karen W. Nichols. A Road Map for Improvement of Student Learning and Support Services through Assessment . New York : Agathon Press, 2005. available from the Schurz Library LB2331.63 .N55 2005
  • Stevens, Dannelle D. and Antonia J. Levi. Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning. Sterling VA: Stylus Publishing, 2005.
  • Schuh, John H.  and M. Lee Upcraft.   Assessment Practice in Student Affairs: An Applications Manual .  San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
  • Selke, Mary J. Goggins.  Rubric Assessment Goes to College: Objective, Comprehensive Evaluation of Student Work.  New York:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2013. 
  • Suskie, Linda. Assessing Student Learning, A Common Sense Guide. Bolton, MA: Anker Pub.2004.
  • Van Note Chism, Nancy. Peer Review of Teaching. Bolton, MA: Anker Pub. 1999.
  • Walvoord, Barbara E. Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
  • Walvoord, Barbara E. and Virginia Johnson Anderson. Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1998.

1. Also available from the IU South Bend Schurz Library