Resources for Assessment During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Institutions of higher education are experiencing unprecedented upheaval in their daily lives as the world works to reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of our members and members of the assessment community find themselves suddenly facing online and virtual-based assessment challenges. To support our members during this time, we are working to collect resources and conversations that can aid assessment professionals as they shift to what may become a new normal. Below are resources for assessment in the time of COVID-19; this page will be continuously updated as we gather insights and experiences from our member base and the assessment community.

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COVID-19 Updates and Guidance from Accreditor Organizations

Full list of accreditor organization COVID-19 updates from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) - https://www.chea.org/chea-and-usde-recognized-accreditors-and-covid-19-information

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) - https://accjc.org/covid-19/

Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) - https://www.c-rac.org/

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) - https://www.hlcommission.org/General/coronavirus-updates.html and HLC Guidance on Academic Continuity

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) - https://www.msche.org/2020/03/10/msche-releases-covid-19-guidance-and-actions-to-institutions/

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) - https://www.neasc.org/covid19-resources

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)  - https://www.nwccu.org/home/covid-19/

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges - https://sacscoc.org/coronavirus-and-the-commission/

WASC Senior College and University Commission (ACS WASC) - https://www.acswasc.org/coronavirus-19-updates/

 

Methodology for Distance Education Transition

COVID-19 Distance Ed Transition - Assessment Item Bank - https://www.aalhe.org/covid-19-distance-ed-transition---assessment-item-bank

Online Experiences (Labs, Studios, Field Trips, etc.) Resources Google Doc (Compiled by Sarah Winger, Assessment Coordinator, UARA, Salisbury University & the AALHE Community) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sKxLaw5ZFLg859nCl-7EYKXZhMNu16JdOcfjloSnOa0/edit#

 

Webinars for Higher Education During COVID-19 Upheavals

AALHE Special Town Hall: Assessment in the Time of COVID-19 - Monday March 23, 2020 - https://www.aalhe.org/webinar-special-town-hall-covid-19

US Department of Education OCR Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility - https://youtu.be/DCMLk4cES6A

Higher Ed Resources in the time of corona virus from Higher Ed Connects - https://zoom.us/rec/play/v8B-Jr-pqj03H9CR5ASDUaBxW42-J_mshyIe_vZbxE-xUiVWN1OgZrZBa-NvWrxE_-deh-XrxVrKWjIv?continueMode=true

 

COVID-19 Resources for Higher Education

COVID-19 updates from the US Department of Education - https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

Interim CDC guidance for higher education administrators - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-ihe-response.html

Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions - https://www.c-rac.org/

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment -  https://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/

Inside Higher Education COVID-19 news - https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/03/18/live-updates-latest-news-coronavirus-and-higher-education

Chronicle of Higher Education COVID-19 updates - https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Coronavirus-Hits-Campus/275