Published by theMiddle States Commission on Higher Education3624 Market StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104Telephone: 267-284-5000Fax: 215-662-5501www.msche.org© 2007, Copyright by the Middle States Commission on Higher EducationSecond EditionAll rights reserved.First Edition, 2003: This publication replaces
Framework for Outcomes Assessment
Outcomes Assessment Plans: Guidelines for Developing Assessment Plans at Colleges and Universities
(1998).Second Edition, 2007: The publication
Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness: Understanding Middle States Expectations
(2005) replaces Chapter 4 in the First Edition.Reprinted August 2008 with typographical error corrections.Permission is granted to colleges and universities within the jurisdiction of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to photocopy these guidelines for the purpose of institutional self-study and continuing institutionalimprovement. Bound copies may be purchased through the publications order form, which is available on theCommission’s website at www.msche.org.
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