ELO Resources - AAC&U

Resources from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

ELO LogoSince 1915, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has been a leading national organization promoting the value of undergraduate liberal arts education. Its members share a commitment to providing high-quality liberal arts education to all students, regardless of socio-economic background, academic specialization, or intended career. For information about AAC&U, click here.

AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise Initiative (LEAP)

LEAP aligns essential learning outcomes to the values associated with a liberal arts education. For information about LEAP and the LEAP essential learning outcomes, click here

AAC&U’s Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE)

The VALUE rubrics are a part of AAC&U’s LEAP Initiative. AAC&U encourages faculty members at institutions of higher education to fully adapt and use the VALUE rubrics, to modify the rubrics, or to combine rubric items to suit the content and assessment goals for individual courses. For information about the VALUE rubrics project, click here

Click each learning outcome below to access the corresponding VALUE rubric. To view all of the rubrics in one PDF document, click here.

*AAC&U hosted a pre-conference workshop in October of 2013 that focused on the Global Learning rubric. Please click here for workshop presentation.

AAC&U’s Multistate Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC)

Supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, AAC&U has recently begun a nation-wide project to benchmark the VALUE rubrics. This project involves 69 two and four-year public institutions in nine state higher education systems. For information about AAC&U’s Multistate Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC) and AAC&U’s partnership with the State Higher Education Executive Officers' association (SHEEO), click here

Institutions participating in AAC&U’s MSC project have created a repository containing resources such as presentations, webinars, classroom handouts, and assignments for those who use AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics. To access MSC faculty resources, click here

For those faculty using Blackboard, the AAC&U rubrics are also available in Blackboard rubric format. Please visit the Office of E-Learning VALUE Rubrics page to download.