University Plan for Academic Outcomes Assessment

Northern Illinois University has a rich culture of assessment that transcends all aspects of the university. The guiding principles are to meet the goals of the Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success and to serve the university’s mission and vision of being the premier student-centered and research-focused university in the Midwest, while advancing knowledge for the benefit of the people throughout the region, state, nation, and world. In fulfilling these goals and mission, there is a history of quality assurance and evidence-based teaching and learning practices that are anchored to a conceptual framework of assessment, placing the student at the center.

The aim of the university assessment plan is to provide guidance and focus such that learning today ensures our students can lead tomorrow.