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Office of Academic Assessment News

The Office of Academic Assessment supports quality student learning by assisting academic programs in defining learning outcomes, developing assessment strategies, and encouraging a culture of learner-centered education.

Current Academic Assessment News

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UNLV History | November 19, 2017

A look back at the greetings we've sent over this 50-year tradition.

Mary-Ann Winkelmes
Campus News | January 21, 2016

UNLV leads the country with program that proves even small changes to assignments can yield big results in classroom success — especially among first-generation students.

Business and Community | September 3, 2014

Here's how McCarran went from a dusty stop on the Transcontinental Airmail Route to a major international airport.

Academic Assessment In The News

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Recent Academic Assessment Accomplishments

December 9, 2019
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) and Kathryn Raffety (Life Sciences) recently received fall 2019 Academic Assessment Mini-Grants through the office of academic assessment. Health and the College of Liberal Arts received the award for “College of Liberal Arts Student Success Through Service Learning Pilot Project,” an ambitious, faculty-driven service-…
September 23, 2019
Leeann Fields (Educational Compliance) has been elected to the advisory group for the national State Authorization Network under the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. The network is the nation’s leading organization that provides guidance and support for navigating regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of post-secondary…
July 19, 2019
Celeste Calkins (Decision Support), Michelle Chavez (Academic Assessment), and Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a paper, “Preventing Extra Costs: The Impact of Faculty Satisfaction and Morale” in the International Journal of Educational Research. The paper examined the differences among morale, job…
July 20, 2017
The Academic Assessment Website (Academic Assessment) has been selected by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) as the featured website for July. The NILOA featured website is a service intended to point others to promising practices in innovative and transparent online communication of student learning…
July 1, 2014
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment) and Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences) made a presentation at the Association for Assessment of Higher Learning Education's fourth annual Assessment Conference in Albuquerque in June. The presentation highlighted the value of bringing faculty, students, alumni, and employers together to discuss ways to improve…
April 1, 2014
Shawn Gerstenberger (Community Health Sciences) and Daniel Bubb (Academic Assessment) participated in the first Masters of Public Health Quality Assessment Summit hosted by UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences. Faculty, graduate students, alumni, community members, and employers gathered to attend the half-day event on March 7, engaging in…