Assessment of Student Learning

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Across Northwestern, people are leading important and significant assessment efforts in areas such as program review, student affairs, enrollment management, budget and financial planning, and career services. In addition, the Office of the Provost is leading a University-wide initiative to facilitate assessment of student learning outcomes. Among our main goals is to make available a broad set of tools, best practices, and methodologies related to student learning assessment for faculty and staff to readily utilize. The University Assessment/Accreditation Council has been instrumental in developing Northwestern’s institutional assessment strategy and in advising on matters related to student learning outcomes assessment.

The purposes of this website are to both inform the community and provide access to useful resources with respect to student learning assessment.

Purpose and Strategy

Northwestern University’s varied efforts to engage in assessment activities have several important purposes. Learn more about those purposes and the strategy that guides our efforts.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment Forum

This annual University-wide Assessment Forum is hosted by the Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the University Assessment/Accreditation Council and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. You may view the 2013 and 2014 presentations on the program's secure WEBSITE (NetID login required).

Assessment Resources

Locate internal and external Resources to help guide assessment efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review a list of Frequently Asked Questions about student learning assessment at Northwestern.


Jake Julia, Associate VP and Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives
1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 205
Evanston, IL 60201