Office of Academic Assessment

Assessment of Student Learning Plan (ASLP) : Campus Wide

 Campus-wide Process

USM's Assessment Committee was created to guide the priorities of the campus-wide assessment projects and activities, and serve as a monitoring board for addressing the NECHE guidelines on assessment standards.  The Committee designed and organized a form called the Assessment of Student Learning Plan (ASLP) for the purpose of collecting evidence of assessment activities being conducted at the department/program level.

According to the NECHE accreditation commission, higher education institutions must be accountable for addressing student outcomes; that is, gathering and interpreting evidence regarding what and how students are learning, using these interpretations to enhance teaching and learning, and to inform institutional decision-making for continuous improvement of the student learning experience and their outcomes.  To comply with the assessment accreditation standards, the ASLP form is distributed to each Department/Program Chair at the end of each academic year. All departments/programs are asked to complete the form, as a way to collect assessment evidence from each of the degree programs.  The information on the ASLP forms is used to create the campus wide "Assessment of Student Learning Report", which will inform and update the NECHE-Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) on our assessment progress.  During the academic year, the Committee will provide individual guidance, as well as, conduct assessment workshops to help programs move forward with the implementation of their assessment plans.

ASLP Form 2018-2019

Departmental Assessment Plans (ASLP)


Resources for Completing your ASLP Form:

Assessing your program plan-IDEA paper

How to Write Outcome Statements

Examples of Evidence of Student Learning

How to create Rubrics

ASLP Curriculum Map Template for Program Assessment

Mapping the Curriculum:  A Low-Tech Model

AAHLE Newsletter: Faculty and Assessment

Guidelines for Judging the Effectiveness of Assessing Student Learning

NILOA: Using Assessment Results-Wabash Study


NECHE Accreditation Standards....(Assessment of Student Learning Standards, page 12)


Summary Reports:

2012-18 Summary Report of Departmental ASLP Submissions

2017-18 Summary of Assessment Activities by Department-NECHE chart

2016-17 Summary of Assessment Activities by Department- NECHE chart

2015-16 Summary of Assessment Activities by Department - NECHE chart

2014-15 Summary of Assessment Activities by Department- NECHE chart

2012-13 Summary of Assessment Activities by Department - Overview chart