MSC DEMONSTRATION YEAR September 2015 through August 2016

Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes AssessmentDemonstration Year

The information and documents below were used during the MSC Demonstration Year (MSC DY) which ran from September 2015 through August 2016.

For current MSC information, link here.

What is the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment and who is involved?

With the active support of the  Association of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), 12 states—Connecticut, Indiana, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah—have agreed to collaborate in the Demonstration Year of the MSC. This model is rooted in campus/system collaboration and in faculty curriculum development, teaching activity, and assessment of authentic student work. It is based on the use of Essential Learning Outcomes and associated VALUE rubrics developed by faculty members under the auspices of AAC&U’s LEAP initiative. (See entire FAQ just below.)


MSC DY Steering Committee

MSC DY Institutions

MSC DY Benefits and Challenges for Faculty Participants

MSC DY Timeline

MSC DY Sampling Parameters and Methods

MSC DY Sampling Plan Planning Matrix and Evaluation Tool

MSC DY Instructions for Institution Leads and the Assignment Cover Sheet

MSC DY Assignment Parameters  

MSC DY Lessons Learned from the MSC, by Michael Ben-Avie and Patrick Iben of Southern Connecticut State University

MSC DY UPLOADING VIDEO May 2016 Please link here and then download the video. Be sure to have your sound turned up.

MSC DY Webinars

Webinars from the Pilot Year  

MSC DY Uploading--Taskstream database, "AQUA," document and Student File Map

For any questions you may have or for further information about the MSC, please contact your MSC State Point Person (see Steering Committee roster above) or contact Gloria Auer at SHEEO, (303) 541-1625,

Link to original MSC Pilot Study Year webpages

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