The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has named Davenport University and eleven other colleges and universities across the nation 2020 Excellence in Assessment Designees. NILOA’s Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program recognizes colleges and universities that “successfully integrate assessment practices across the institution, provide evidence of student learning outcomes to stakeholders and utilize assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.” EIA designations are endorsed by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).
Of Davenport’s designation, NILOA reports, “Davenport University has a clearly articulated vision, purpose, and function for assessment. Serving more than 7,200 students, Davenport has made significant progress on their approach to assess, analyze and act on student learning outcome data. Guided by engagement of key internal and external stakeholders, results of their culture of quality and data-driven decision–making include increased retention, graduation rates, and student and employer satisfaction, among other performance indicators. Additionally, the Excellence System Certification Process, a new innovative initiative at Davenport, highlights a rigorous faculty review of student learning outcomes performance through assessment of artifacts. “
To learn more about the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and its Excellence in Assessment program, visit learningoutcomesassessment.org.