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Social Sciences

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Guidelines and Standards

Anthropology American Anthropological Association

A Review of Undergraduate Learning Outcomes in Anthropology

Evaluation and Assessment Tools

Links to resources include:
  • Cultural Anthropology assessment plan
  • Step by step guides and how-to materials
Asian American Studies Association for Asian American Studies

Program Starter Kit


  • Asian American Studies information
  • Sample documents for implementation
Economics and Accounting

The American Economic Association

American Accounting Association

Formative and Summative Assessment in Economics Principles Courses: Are Applied Exercises Effective?


  • Formative assessment and instruction
  • Course details and design
History American Historical Association

6 Criteria for Standards in History/Social Studies/Social Sciences

Standards regarding history include:

  • Emphasis on analytical skills
  • Emphasis on chronology and periodization
  • Balance between major facets in the past
  • Provide systematic global perspective
Human Rights Human Rights Educators USA

Higher Education Teaching Resources

  • Human rights syllabi for the college classroom
  • Teaching and dissemination of human rights instruments
Jewish Social Studies Association for Jewish Studies

History, Mission and Strategic Plan


  • Advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at institutions of higher learning
  • Foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

About LASA


  • Foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas
  • Access to the Latin American Research Review, the premier U.S.-based journal in Latin American studies
Political Science American Political Science Association

Assessment Resources

From Asssesment in Political Science 2009:
  • Model assessment
  • Sample assessment reports and programs
Psychology American Psychological Assocaition

Assessment Guide for Psychology Teachers

  • Designing viable assessment plans
  • Sustainting an assessment culture
Public Policy American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

Frequently Requested Documents


  • ASPA's 2011-2013 Strategic Plan
  • ASPA's Informational Brouchure
Sociology American Sociological Association (ASA)

What's Happening in Your Department with Assessment?


  • Perspectives of the ASA
Urban Affairs & Planning Urban Affairs Association (UAA)

Strategic Goals of the Urban Affairs Association


  • Mission
  • Strategic goals
Women and Gender Studies National Womens Studies Association

Questions for a New Century: Women's Studies and Integrative Learning

  • Common assessment practices
  • Feminist resistence to assessment
  • The role of students
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