Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review


Below are various resources to assist you with assessment:


UT Value Institute Assessment Project

The VALUE Institute is a national assessment project sponsored by the AAC&U and Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research designed as a resource for higher education institutions to document, report, and use learning outcomes evidence to improve student success.

The University of Toledo is participating in the VALUE Institute as a strategy to help measure UT’s Institutional Student Learning Outcomes. The University Assessment Committee selected Critical Thinking as the first skill to be assessed using the VALUE Institute framework.  One of the key components of our participation in the national project, is the selection of assignments that align best with the AAC&U VALUE Rubric for Critical Thinking.

In support of this initiative, the University Teaching Center and the Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review are currently recruiting ten faculty members teaching senior-level undergraduate courses in spring, 2019 to participate in this year’s assessment project.

For more information and to apply, CLICK HERe

Syllabus Development Resources

The following syllabus resources may also be found here:

These syllabus resources have been designed to assist UT faculty with the development of their course syllabi and are intended to provide recommendations based on best practices and to highlight  sections to meet University, state and/or federal requirements.

For information or assistance with syllabus development or training, contact the University Teaching Center at 419.530.4508 or


A Model for Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Assessment 
Held March 24, 2015, 1

This webinar will include an introductory overview of the important interrelationships among IE assessment, strategic planning, budgeting, and accreditation. The presenter will suggest desirable characteristics of an effective IE assessment system, as well as strategies and tactics for developing and maintaining an effective IE assessment system – which include organizational structure, technology support, engagement ("buy-in"), and training considerations. He will discuss a proposed method for modeling desired continuous quality improvement practices through the continuous evaluation and improvement of the IE assessment process itself.


ePortfolios: Engagement, Best Practices and Continual Improvement
Held February 24, 2015

This webinar explores one institution's ePortfolio journey and the growing ripple of engagement with students, faculty and staff across campus. This review of ePortfolio use goes beyond implementation, and includes learned best practices, demonstrations of continual improvement, as well as strategies for implementation within the classroom – all the while striving towards the ultimate goal of making the ePortfolio experience one of high-value and high-impact. Attendees will see examples of use across multiple programs and disciplines such as Business, Nursing, Family & Consumer Sciences, Communication, and also Tenure and Promotion.

Missed this webinar?  Download Effective ePortfolios: Engagement, Best Practices and Continual Improvement webinar here.


Direct and Indirect Evidence of Student Learning Handout
(handout from Fall 2014 UT faculty orientation)                    

Last Updated: 8/24/18