TAMU Transparency Framework

This page is to demonstrate Texas A&M University's commitment to the Voluntary Framework of Accountability.
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Click on the blocks below for more details and examples from Texas A&M University.


 Student-Learning-Outcomes-Statements.pngStudent Learning Outcomes Statements exist at multiple levels for Texas A&M University. Core curriculum outcomes are integrated into state statues to give a unified approach to general education in the state of Texas public institutions. The System and University also have learning outcomes for academic programs. Finally, each degree has the discretion to connect to additional learning outcomes to guide assessment for the degree.


Assessment-Plans.pngThe Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation coordinates assessment of the core curriculum. Each degree recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board must have an assessment plan completed annually. 


Assessment-Resources.pngResources are available to highlight best practices in Learning Outcome Assessment, as well as how to navigate the assessment reporting software.


Current-Assessment.pngIn addition to completing annual assessment plans, assessing student artifacts from core curriculum courses, OIE&E evaluates the quality of assessment based on best practices.


Evidence-of-Student-Learning.pngEvidence of Student learning is captured in each assessment plan, which is then used to guide improvements.


Use-of-Student-Learning.pngReferred to as "Action Plans," each degree program is responsible for evaluating the evidence of student learning to identify opportunities for improvement in the current or future academic term.



SourceNational Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from: http://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/TransparencyFramework.htm