In 2008, UNL's eight undergraduate colleges voted to adopt the ACE program based on student learning outcomes. The four governing documents created and approved by the faculty provide: 10 Student Learning Outcomes, the criteria and rules for the ACE courses, and the process for ACE certification, recertification, and assessment.
ACE Governing Document I:
Institutional Objectives and Student Learning Objectives
- List of Original ACE Student Learning Outcomes
- (view 2016 update)
ACE Governing Document II:
- Structural criteria and rules for ACE courses
ACE Governing Document III:
Populating ACE: A Process for Proposing, Reviewing, and Certifying the Initial Set of ACE Courses
Developed to guide the process for initial ACE course certification.
Kept for archival purposes.
ACE Governing Document IV:
Governance and Assessment
- Processes to certify, assess, and recertify ACE courses
Note: In accordance with Governing Document IV, the syllabus for every ACE course must include the following:
- The learning outcome(s) that would be satisfied by the course.
- A brief description of the opportunities the course will provide for students to acquire the knowledge or skills necessary to achieve the learning outcome(s).
- A brief description of the graded assignment(s) that the instructor will use to assess the students' achievement of the outcome.