National Collegiate Honors Council

 

Date of this Version

2005

Comments

Published in Honors in Practice, volume 1. Copyright 2005 National Collegiate Honors Council.

Abstract

The independent assessment of student learning, or outcomes assessment, is a topic of national interest and one that is currently being addressed by many institutions of higher education. Honors programs, like all academic units, are being asked to create outcomes assessment programs. We provide here a brief history of outcomes assessment and an overview of the basic steps required for creating an outcomes assessment program. We then discuss suggestions for implementing outcomes assessment in honors.