1. Improving the gathering of evidence about student learning outcomes by (for example):
a. Ensuring that your institution collects data on its entire set of common student learning outcomes and how well these are achieved.
b. Participating in one or more nationally benchmarked data collection processes (examination, portfolio, or survey) and publicly reporting the results, including disaggregated evidence (by race, sex, etc.).
c. Developing, discussing, and publicizing a campus wide audit of evidence of student learning and student participation in high impact practices for your institution.
2. Expanding the use of evidence on student learning outcomes to improve programs and practices by (for example):
a. Making the analysis, use, and reporting of evidence of student learning outcomes a prominent and influential factor in the institution’s strategic planning or program review process.
b. Documenting and publicizing significant changes and demonstrable improvements in the quality of academic programs, co-curricular programs, and support services as a result of student learning outcomes assessment.
3. Expanding the reporting on student learning outcomes on- and off-campus to ensure transparency and accountability by (for example):
a. Developing or improving mechanisms through which student learning outcomes assessment results are shared with faculty, staff, administrators, and students, including opportunities for these groups to meet and review results.
b. Ensuring that at least once a year the governing board of your institution receives and discusses a report about your efforts to assess student learning outcomes and to use that evidence to improve the quality of academic programs, co-curricular programs, and support services.
c. Establishing on your institution's website a highly visible and easily accessible location where assessments of student learning and their uses are made public.
4. Expanding the noteworthy work on your own campus to other institutions by (for example):
a. Serving as a resource for other institutions or professional groups who would use your campus as a model for ways to strengthen assessing, reporting on, and improving student learning outcomes.
b. Joining with other members of the Presidents’ Alliance at national conferences and events to report progress on achieving this agenda.