Checklist for Faculty Orientation

AUA Faculty Self-Assessment Checklist 


Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. A.W. Chickering and Z.F. Gamson. AAHE Bulletin, 39. 1996


Student learning outcome (SLO) development
A Model of Learning Objectives.  Iowa State University.


Assessment methods

Designing Assignments and evaluation methods – Guidelines

COURSE-Based Review and Assessment Methods for Understanding Student Learning – UMASS Office of Academic Planning & Assessment. (2001)

Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment in the Classroom A Work Book – Cabrillo College – [Part II: Aligning Course Activities with Student Learning Outcomes, pg. 22; with guidelines and templates]

An Introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques. Indiana University Bloomington.

Templates and Rubrics: Connecting Outcomes, Assignments, and Assessment in Interdisciplinary Learning Communities.  Journal of Learning Communities Research.  Maureen Pettitt. & David Muga. (2008) 3(3) pp.109-126 can be retrieved.

Preparing for the Classroom: Course Assignments. College of Engineering and Applied Science. University of Wyoming. Cameron H.G. Wright and Jerry C. Hamann. (2012)


Rubric development


What is a Rubric.  Faculty Development handout.  (2009) Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Developing and Using Rubrics for Assessing, Grading and Improving Student Learning.  Mary J. Allen, California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) July 28, 2008

Rubrics, Authentic Assessment Toolbox. Jon Mueller (2012) Professor of Psychology, North Central College, Illinois, USA.

Creating Rubrics. An Online Tutorial for Faculty. The Center for Faculty Development. University of Colorado, Denver.



Writing, Oral Presentation, Leadership, Case Studies, Fine Arts, Graduate, Collaborative, Student Teaching Lesson Plans. The University of Alabama Academic Affairs, Rubric Resources. (2009)

Assessment Resources Sample Rubrics – Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE)

Critical Thinking Rubric. University of North Florida School of Engineering (SoE)

Class participation rubric and guide, Adapted from The Teaching Professor, March 2005

General Education Scoring Guide for Writing – California State University Chico (CSUC)

General Education Scoring Guide for Critical Thinking Reasoning- California State University Chico (CSUC)

General Education Scoring Guide for Oral Communication – California State University Chico (CSUC)

Oral Presentation – National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2004

Checklists – University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition



RCampus Irubric [rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool] (log on required)-

Blank General Education Rubric – Sinclair Community College



Portfolio development

Portfolio assessment, Truman State University –

The Learning Portfolio Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. John Zubizarreta. (2009) [Samples starting on page 239 (Part 3)]



Assessment Toolboxes:

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment – North Carolina State University.

Assessment Examples and Tools- Carnegie Mellon University.

Just in Time – Teaching Tips and Policies, University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning.

Course Design/Assignment Design, Michigan State University – Office of Faculty & Organizational Development Office of the Provost –

Papers, Articles, & Presentations – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment –