ACE Assessment Planning

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The University-wide Assessment Committee in cooperation with the UCC ACE subcommittee will oversee the institutional assessment of the ACE program. A member of the UCC ACE subcommittee has been named to serve as a liaison to the University-wide Assessment Committee and sits on that Committee as a full member.

Committee Responsibilities include:

» Collecting and reviewing the aggregated assessments and samples of student work from the colleges which host ACE-certified courses.

» Providing the UCC, the undergraduate colleges, and the rest of the UNL community with an annual report on the ACE program.

» Developing and communicating a 5-year rotation for the assessment of the 10 Learning Outcomes so that the assessment process is regular, reasonable, and distributed over time.

» Developing forms, processes, and guidelines that facilitate ACE program assessment

» Reporting regularly to the UCC ACE subcommittee

» ACE Governing Document 4: Governance and Assessment (p. 5)

ACE Assessment Examples

These examples represent a variety of assessment practices that have been developed by units or described in certified ACE course proposals. Examples include how students are asked to demonstrate their learning and how departments will use evidence of student learning in their ACE assessment processes.


Communication Studies


  • About the VALUE rubrics:
    Learning outcomes for the development of VALUE Rubrics:

    Intellectual and Practical Skills
  • Inquiry and analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication
  • Reading
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Information literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Civic knowledge and engagement?local and global
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning