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Educational Support Units

The Educational Support Units include Student Affairs units, ACCESS/FYE, Archives, the Center for e-Learning, Community Outreach Services, International Programs, Graduate Studies, the Honors College, the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, and the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center.

SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard requires each educational support unit to (i) identify expected outcomes, (ii) assess the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and (iii) provide evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results.

For more information about program outcomes assessment in educational support units, please contact Dr. James Walke, jtwalke@nsu.edu .

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Assessment of Learning in Academic Libraries – References

Schuh, J.H. & Gansemer-Topf, A.M. (2010, December). The Role of Student Affairs in Student Learning Assessment (NILOA Occasional Paper No.7). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.
Bresciani, M. J. (2011, August). Making Assessment Meaningful: What New Student Affairs Professionals and Those New to Assessment Need to Know. (NILOA Assessment Brief: Student Affairs). Urbana, IL: University for Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

Cooper, G., & Niu, R. (2010). Assessing international learning: A mixed methodological approach to assessing curricular and extracurricular international experiences. Journal of General Education, 59 (3), 159-171.
Green, A.S., Jones, E., & Aloi, S. (2008). An exploration of high-quality student affairs learning outcomes assessment practices. NASPA Journal, 45 (1), 133-157.
Rabine, J., & Cardwell, C. (2000). Start making sense: Practical approaches to outcomes assessment for libraries. Research Strategies, 17, 319-355.
Reynolds, A.L. (2008). Improving practice through outcomes based planning and assessment: A Counseling Center case study. Journal of College Student Development, 49 (4), 374-387.
Tancheva, K., Andrews, C., & Steinhart, G. (2007). Library instruction assessment in academic libraries. Public Service Quarterly, 3 (1), 29-56.
Wilson, S.P., & Perrine, R.M. (2005). We know they are smart, but have they learned anything?: Strategies for assessing learning in Honors. Honors in Practice, 18, 27-37.