Assessment Resources

NILO Model - Assessment Resources

Assessment resources encompass information or training provided to faculty and staff to help them understand, develop, implement, communicate, and use evidence of student learning.

  • Rubrics

  • Meetings 101

  • Publications

  • Programs & Events


Public Affairs Rubric

The Public Affairs Rubric was designed to gauge student work on a continuum of public affairs understanding and application as it relates to the Missouri State University mission. The continuum is based on Bloom’s taxonomy and the related Depth of Knowledge levels. This rubric was originally designed for the MSU Quality Initiative Project (read more here). Curricular and co-curricular unit goals are aligned with the rubric on the Map of University Standards and Outcomes to Public Affairs Rubric document below.


The Association of American Colleges and Universities grants free access to 16 rubrics developed through the Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) program. These rubrics are categorized into three areas:  intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and integrative and applied learning.

Meetings 101

Clear, Simple, and USEFUL Assessment

The document below includes a description and agenda that can be used when leading a departmental or program assessment meeting as well as examples of short and effective departmental "Assessment  for Improvement" reports. 

Meetings On Student Learning Assessment

These documents can be used by faculty during meetings about the assessment of student learning within the department.


Five Tips for Writing Effective Learning Outcomes

Click below and use your Missouri State University login information to access resources for writing effective learning outcomes and a 20-minute video presentation by Linda Suskie, author of Assessing Student Learning:  A Commonsense Guide.  

Advising: First Generation Students

Click below to view the April 1, 2014 presentation on advising first generation students by Rachelle Darabi, Don Simpson, and Sarah Gray.

Assessing General Education

Click below to view a video of the October 2013 presentation by Charles Blaich and Kathy Wise from the Center of Inquiry.

Programs & Events