Assessment Literature Resources


  • Astin, A. W. (1991). Assessment for excellence: The philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education. New York, NY: American Council on Education/Macmillan.
  • Bresciani, M. J. (2010). Data-driven planning: Using assessment in strategic planning. New Directions for Student Services, 2010 (132), 39-50.
  • Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. (2012). CAS professional standards for higher education (8th ed.). Washington, D. C.: Mitstifer, D. (Ed).
  • Culp, M. M.& Dungy, G. J. (Eds.). (2012). Building a culture of evidence in student affairs: A guide for leaders and practitioners. Washington, D. C.: NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
  • Maki, P. L. (2002). Developing an assessment plan to learn about student learning. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 28 (1), 8-13.
  • Maki, P. L. (2004). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Nichols, K. W. & Nichols, J. O. (2000). The department head’s guide to assessment implementation in administrative and educational support units. Bronx, NY: Agathon Press.
  • Schuh, J. H. & Upcraft, M. L. (2001). Assessment practice in student affairs: An applications manual. San Franciso, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Schuh, J. H. & Associates. (2009). Assessment methods for student affairs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Shivers, M. S. & McMillan, S. J. (2013). Challenges of assessment in student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 2013 (142), 49-59. doi: 10.1002/ss.20048
  • Varlotta, L. E. (2012). Designing and implementing a culture of assessment action plan. In M. M. Culp & G. J. Dungy (Eds.), Building a culture of assessment in student affairs: A guide for leaders and practitioners (pp. 103-119). Washington, D. C.: NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
  • Volkwein, F. (2010). A model for assessing institutional effectiveness. In F. Volkwein (Ed.). Special Issue: Assessing Student Outcomes, New Directions for Institutional Research, 1, (pp. 13-28).
  • Baird, L. L. (1996). Learning from research on student outcomes. In S. R. Komives & D. B. Woodard (Eds.). Student services: A handbook for the profession (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Bresciani, M. J. (2006). Outcomes-based academic and co-curricular program review: A compilation of institutional good practices. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Bresciani, M. J., Gardner, M. M., & Hickmott, J. (2009). Demonstrating student success: A practical guide to outcomes-based assessment in learning and development in student affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Driscoll, A. & Wood, S. (2007). Developing outcomes-based assessment for learner-centered education. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Jankowski, N. & Makela, J. P. (2010). Exploring the landscape: What institutional websites reveal about student learning outcomes activities. Urbana, IL: National Institute for Learning outcomes Assessment (NILOA).
  • Kezar, A. (2012). Institutionalizing student outcomes assessment: The need for better research to inform practice. Innovative Higher Education, 38, 189-206.
  • Matthews, E. (2010). How it took a whole village. In P. L. Maki (Ed.), Coming to terms with student outcomes assessment. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Maki, P. L. (Ed.). (2010). Coming to terms with student outcomes assessment: Faculty and administrators integrating assessment in their work and institutional culture. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Neshium, B. E., Guentzel, M. L., Kellogg, A. H., McDonald, W. M., Wells, C. A., & Whitt, E. J. (2007). Outcomes for students of student affairs- academic affairs partnership programs. Journal of College Student Development, 48, 435-454. doi: 10.1353/csd.2007.0041
  • Schuh, J. H. & Gansemer-Topf, A. M. (2010). The role of student affairs in student learning assessment. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Occasional paper # 7.
  • Banta, T. W., Lund, J. P., Black, K. E., Oblander, F. W. (1996). Assessment in practice: Putting principles to work on college campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Ewell, P. T. (2008). U. S. accreditation and the future of quality assurance. Washington, D. C.: Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Bliming, G. S. (2013). Challenges of assessment in student affairs. New Directions for Student Services, 2013 (142), 5-14. doi: 10.1002/ss.20044
  • Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
  • Whitt, E. J., Nesheim, B. E., Guentzel, M. J., Kellogg, D. H., McDonald, W. M., Wells, C. A. (2008). Principles of good practice for academic and student affairs partnership programs. Journal of College Student Development, 49 (3), 235-249. Doi: 10.1353/csd.0.0007
  • Allen, M. J. (2004). Assessing academic programs in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Allen, M. J. (2006). Assessing general education programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Banta, T. W. & Associates. (2002). Building a scholarship of assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Diamond, R. M. (Ed.). (2002). Field guide to academic leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Kuh, G. D., Gonyea, R. M., & Rodriguez, D. D. (2002). The scholarly assessment of student development (pp. 100-127). In T. W. Banta & Associates (Eds.), Building a scholarship of assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Kuh, G. D. & O’Donnell, K. (2013). Ensuring quality & taking high-impact practices to scale. Washington, D. C.: AAC & U.
  • Lawhorn, R. & Phillips, L. H. (2013). General education assessment plan: A four-tiered approach. The Journal of General Education, 62 (2-3), 204-221. doi: 10.1353/jge.2013.0017
  • American College Personnel Association. (1996). The student learning imperative: Implications for student affairs. Alexandria, VA: Author.
  • Keeling, R. P. (Ed.). (2006). Learning reconsidered 2: Implementing a campus-wide focus on the student experience. ACPA, ACUHO-I, ACUI, NACA, NACADA, NASPA, and NIRSA.
  • Keeling, R. P., Wall, A. F., Underhile, R., & Dungy, G. J. (2008). Assessment reconsidered: Institutional effectiveness for student success. Washington, D. C.: NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
  • Brown, J. C. S. (2017). Connecting assessment and strategic planning to advancing equity on campus. The Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 2(1).
  • Heiser, C. A., Prince, K., & Levy, J. D. (2017). Examining critical theory as a framework to advance equity through student affairs assessment. The Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 2(1).