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Office of Academic Assessment

Information on equity-minded assessment of student learning at Emerson, including resources, programming, and reports.

NILOA's Transparency Framework

In designing and implementing academic assessment of student learning at the programmatic and institutional levels, we are guided by NILOA's Transparency Framework:

"The Transparency Framework addresses the question: How might assessment of student learning efforts be made more visible? One avenue adopted by many campuses is to share relevant information about student learning on the institutional website. Just as making student learning outcomes more transparent is a work in progress, so is this Framework. The Framework is not a checklist to be followed but rather a guide to suggest priorities and possibilities with an eye toward communicating meaningful information about student learning that will be useful to various audiences in an online format. An institutional website that is transparent conveys information of student learning in a clear and coherent manner to a target audience. The Transparency Framework provides guideposts to consider in online communication."

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). 

Curriculum Mapping

Department-Level Assessments