Southeast Welcomes NILOA Coach to Inform University Academic Assessment Plan


Southeast welcomes Dr. Tami Eggleston of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes and Assessment (NILOA) to inform academic assessment plans and processes.

The Academic Assessment Committee at Southeast is drafting a revised University plan for academic assessment, which will provide a vision, rationale, framework and process for academic assessment for the next five to 10 years. The plan will also include institutional learning outcomes and a new process for assessing the University Studies program. Over the past two years, work has been done to create and align program-level learning outcomes, to implement annual program assessment activities, and to enhance program review processes. The plan intends to reflect this work and to establish a roadmap for learning improvement.

Eggleston, associate dean for institutional effectiveness and professor of psychology at McKendree University, will join a team at Southeast as the appointed NILOA assessment coach. NILOA assessment coaches are funded by the Lumina Foundation and provide a free service to institutions. Eggleston will visit Southeast on March 9 to host conversations and an interactive workshop. All faculty and staff are invited to join the following activities.

  • “Everything We Need to Know About Academic Assessment (in Two Hours),” a presentation and discussion by Eggleston, will be held Friday, March 9, from 10 a.m.-noon in Robert A. Dempster Hall Room 128. To register, click here.
  • “Designing Institutional Learning Outcomes for Southeast,” an interactive workshop, will be held Friday, March 9, from 1-3 p.m. in Robert A. Dempster Hall Room 247. To register, click here.