The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is a voluntary alternative to the federal graduation rate that tracks student movement across postsecondary institutions to provide a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system. The measure helps count some of the student progress omitted from the federal graduation rate, which is limited to tracking the completion of first-time, full-time students at one institution.
The Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), along with partners at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), is pleased to announce that application materials for the 2018 Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Designations are now available. Campuses wishing to apply for a 2018 EIA Designation should plan to submit their applications by May 15, 2018.
APLU engages its membership through a series of initiatives led by councils and commissions, which help drive the APLU agenda. The APLU council structure enables university leaders with comparable titles, working in similar positions, to come together to address critical issues and expand their knowledge base within their professional area of expertise. The commission structure enables individuals, regardless of position and from multiple disciplines across the universities, to come together to address critical issues and expand their knowledge base in areas of common interest. All councils/commissions’ registration pages will be linked here once they will become available.