Institutional Planning and Assessment System (IPAS)

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IPAS User Guide - Faculty

IPAS User Guide - Admin

In September 2015, the IE Committee began review of the 2014-2015 program assessments. The final draft of the 2014-2015 Institutional Effectiveness Report is now available.

Note: This document was part of a followup report sent to the SACSCOC Board, as evidence of NFC's new program assessment process, on April 1, 2016.

Institutional Effectiveness Resources

Webinars On-The-GoOn Campus TrainingWebsitesBooks and Articles

Catalyzing Collaborative Work on Assignment Design

Pat Hutchins, Senior Scholar, NILOA. Recorded December 17, 2015.

Contact OIERA if you have any questions about using Formstack and IPAS or if you or your department would like to request a training session.

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Knowing What Students Know and Can Do-The Current State of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment in U.S. Colleges and Universities by George Kuh, Natasha Jankowski, Stanley Ikenberry, Jillian Kinzie

Recognizing Excellence in Campus Assessment: Using Excellence in Assessment Designation for Self-Assessment

AALHE Webinar with Teri Hinds and Natasha Jankowski. Published March 2 2016.

Assessment Planning


Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment

Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education by George Kuh Stanley Ikenberry, Natasha Jankowski, Timothy Cain, Peter Ewell Pat Hutchins, and Jillian Kinzie


Getting Started with Formstack

Formstack 101: Intro to the App

Formstack 101: Form Building

Formstack 101: Form Settings

Faculty and Staff Institutes


Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth Barkley and Claire Howell Major (available at OIERA)

Academic Analytics: A New Tool for a New Era by John Campbell, Peter DeBlois, and Diana Oblinger