Kansas State University was one of ten universities recognized with the Excellence in Assessment Designation. The EIA Designation is co-sponsored by the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The EIA Designation recognizes institutions for their efforts in intentional integration of campus-level learning outcomes assessment focusing on campus processes and uses of assessment outcomes, rather than on student performance or accomplishment.
K-State received the Sustained Excellence Designation, which includes institutions who have maintained and/or evolved their integrated campus-level student learning outcomes assessment over a period of five (5) or more years. Sustained Excellence campuses have a solid foundation and track-record of integration of assessment data from across campus and of using assessment results to guide campus programs and curriculum.
K-State’s method of assessment drew praise for its emphasis on faculty ownership which has led to improvements such as instructional and curricular adjustments, clarification of expected learning, and deeper analysis of the campus-wide experience.
Learn more about the EIA Designation.