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External Guidelines

Assessment Recommendations from SUNY System Administration and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

State University of New York Assessment Initiative Report of the Provost's Advisory Task Force on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
  PDF version of the full report, including all relevant appendices
     

SUNY General Education Assessment Review (GEAR) Group
  Summary of GEAR activities as well as many useful resource and reference materials, including downloadable documentation relevant to the assessment of student learning outcomes
     
Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Eligibility Requirements and Standards for Accreditation (2009 edition) by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education  

Contains standards on accreditation that have a major focus on student learning outcomes assessment

Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources (pdf) by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  Resource document that relates the practical daily challenges of assessment to what MSCHE expects from its accreditated institutions in the area of student learning outcomes