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  • May 2017 Professor of the Month
    Using assessment to mentor students

    Lisa Bohn talks student-learning assessment

  • Dr. Maureen Dolan
    October 2016 Professor of the Month
    Dr. Maureen Dolan

    Inspiring learning through mentoring and formative assessment

  • April 2017 Professor of the Month
    Indirect Assessment Measures Guide Curriculum Decisions

    Sarah Kendig discussing Curriculum Maps
      and Surveys

  • March 2017 Professor of the Month
    Teaching and Assessing Critical Thinking

    Nikesha Nesbitt discusses critical thinking class

  • February 2017 Professor of the Month
    Using "Soft Systems Methodology"

    Peter Larbi uses "Soft Systems Methodology" to Teach Critical Thinking.

  • December 2016 Professor of the Month
    From personal evaluation to course assessment

    Dr. Christopher Peters discusses how he involved the students to change the mindset from personal evaluation to course assessment.

  • November 2016 Professor of the Month
    Preparing students to make decisions

    Preparing students to make decisions in the business world is the focus of Dr. Sarath Nonis work with his marketing students.

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  • Starfish
    Starfish Retention Software
    Finishing What You Start

    Starfish Retention Solutions is a dynamic piece of technology which enables students to engage more effectively with the campus community and, ultimately, achieve their academic goals.

Office of Assessment

The Office of Student Learning Outcomes engages students, faculty, administration, alumni, and community stakeholders in a culture of assessment of student learning outcomes at Arkansas State University.

We strive to systematically collect, review and use information about academic programs to improve student learning and to demonstrate that students are achieving the desired learning outcomes consistent with the objectives of the academic program or unit.

  • Assessment is not a review of faculty performance, but rather ongoing measurement of student learning outcomes. Systematic assessment of student learning outcomes enables faculty to address pedagogical and practical issues consistent with individual faculty members’ unique approaches.
  • Assessment focuses on evaluating student achievement of expected learning outcomes based on achieving the strategic goals and objective as identified by the university, individual colleges, departments or other specified units.
  • Assessment seeks to assist faculty in understanding and improving student learning.
  • Assessment assists the university with sustaining and enhancing academic quality and the student educational experience.
  • Assessment is systematic and ongoing.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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The HLC is an independent corporation and a commission member of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.

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HLC Assessment Coffee Breaks


Faculty and Co-Curricular Professionals


Review your program or unit’s assessment reports, discuss HLC criteria, and/or conduct mock interviews with anticipated questions.


2/19/18, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am,

2/20/18, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm,

2/22/18, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm,

2/23/18, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm,


2/26/18, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm,

2/27/18, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am,

2/28/18, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm,

3/2/18, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Where: 6th floor of the Library Room 603

Professor of the Month

Nominate a Professor who is using student learning assessment to improve their teaching.

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