Learning Outcomes Assessment

Assessment is the systematic collection, review, and use of information about educational programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development” (Palomba and Banta, 1999).

Illinois is committed to assessment of educational and student programs to ensure continuous improvement of learning and development.

A regular and thoughtful practice of articulating and assessing student learning outcomes allows for our campus to ensure that our graduates are receiving the world-class education that we promise. Increasingly, the university is called on to demonstrate that our students have met certain learning goals and to continuously review and affirm or improve our curricula based on feedback obtained through assessment.
The Provost’s Council for Learning Outcomes Assessment (C-LOA), created in spring 2016, promotes and guides assessment activities on our campus. An Assessment Working Group, established in 2014, develops resources for assessment at Illinois, such as the principles for assessment, this website, and assessment-related workshops.


Principles for Assessment
See the standards by which we assess programs on this campus.

Illinois Student Learning Outcomes
Campus-level outcomes for all undergraduate students who graduate from Illinois.

Co-curricular Assessment
Learn more about co-curricular assessment at Illinois.

General Education Assessment
Learn more about general education assessment at Illinois.

Program Assessment
Learn more about the program-level assessment activities taking place at Illinois.

Discover best practices and strategies for writing learning outcomes, developing assessment plans, collecting, evaluating, and using assessment evidence, sharing assessment findings, and continuous learning improvement.

Workshops and Events
Learn more about current and past assessment workshops and events.