UNL 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 and Chief Academic Officer, 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 students learning outcomes and identify best measures for realizing these outcomes. The results help us confirm or improve instructional and curricular practice.
Biennial Program Assessment Schedule
|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 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.
Graduate Student Exit Survey
A graduate Exit Survey asks recent alumni about their overall experiences at UNL, including level of engagement, quality of mentoring and level of preparation provided by their graduate program.
Achievement-Centered Education (ACE)
ACE is UNL’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.
ACE Assessment Schedule
|1,2,3||November 1, 2017|
|4,5,6||November 1, 2018|
|7,8,9||November 1, 2019|
|10||November 1, 2020|
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a nationwide survey instrument that collects information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in courses, programs and activities. UNL participates in the NSSE every three years and uses the results to improve the campus climate for student learning and engagement.