Office of Assessment and Accreditation

UNCG Academic Assessment

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has an established process for academic assessment. Faculty in all academic programs, including the General Education program, assess student learning and implement action plans based on assessment evidence to improve learning.

There are a number of reasons why we assess at UNCG:

  • We conduct assessment in order to identify areas for improvement in student learning.
  • We do assessment to provide evidence of successes.
  • We assess to be accountable to our stakeholders.
  • We do assessment to satisfy external accreditation requirements.
The primary value of assessment is to provide information about student learning to the faculty in an academic program, so they can help more students learn and succeed. Assessment data can give the information needed to capitalize on student successes or address weaknesses. It can also suggest possible steps to improve the program. By following a regular assessment process, UNCG faculty ensure that the University regularly gathers evidence of student learning outcomes in order to assure student are learning the expected program outcomes.

Transparency Framework

The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has developed a Transparency Framework to support institutions in sharing evidence of student learning to all of its stakeholders. The Transparency Framework addresses the question: How might assessment efforts be made more visible? The Framework consists of 6 components, Student Learning Outcomes Statements, Assessment Plans, Assessment Resources, Current Assessment Activities, Evidence of Student Learning, and Use of Student Learning Evidence. The Office of Assessment and Accreditation at UNCG has posted the work the faculty do related to each of these components on the pages that can be opened by clicking on the component titles below.

Transparency Framework and graphic courtesy of National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from: