Nebraska is committed to student learning outcomes.

Learning is the aim of all teaching and assessment helps us structure, evaluate, and improve learning experiences for all students across our programs.

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Education Programs, the University-Wide Assessment Committee, and colleges and departments are jointly responsible for assessment. These units collaborate to support assessment programming and to ensure that assessment is being used to improve student learning.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degree programs are assessed at the institutional, college, and program levels. It is a shared faculty responsibility to determine desired student learning outcomes and identify best measures for realizing these outcomes. The results help confirm or improve instructional and curricular practice.

More about undergraduate programs

Biennial Program Assessment Schedule

Year Due date
2016-2017 Report due in December 15, 2016
(evaluation for academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016)
2018-2019 Report due in December 15, 2018
(evaluation for academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018)
2020-2021 Report due in December 15, 2020
(evaluation for academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020)

Graduate Programs

Graduate Student Outcomes

Each graduate program, with input from the graduate faculty, establishes student learning outcomes, designs courses appropriate to achieving those outcomes, and assesses student achievement of those outcomes using methods appropriate to the discipline.

More about Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Student Exit Survey

A graduate exit survey asks recent alumni about their overall experiences at the university, including level of engagement, quality of mentoring and level of preparation provided by their graduate program.

More about the Exit Survey

Achievement-Centered Education

ACE is the university's general education program focused on achievement that provides all students with a broad foundation to develop skills, build knowledge, and exercise social responsibility. The 30-hour program consists of 10 learning outcomes designed to help students integrate what they learn in their lives.

Visit the ACE website

ACE Assessment Schedule
Academic Year ACE Student Learning Outcome (SLO)*
2023-2024 University-wide update on assessment and recertification processes.
2024-2025 ACE 1, 2, and 3
2025-2026 ACE 4, 5, and 6
2026-2027 ACE 7, 8 and 9
2027-2028 ACE 10
2028-2029 ACE Program Review