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An Essential Partner: The Librarian's Role in Student Learning Assessment
This publication, written by Debra Gilchrist and Megan Oakleaf, was produced on behalf of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes.

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Assessment Studies and Reports from the National Center for Educational Statistics
Access a variety of regional and national studies and reports on assessment topics, all available through the website of the National Center for Educational Statistics and IPEDS. View at http://nces.ed.gov/IPEDS.

Discouraging Degree Mills in Higher Education
Toward Effective Practice: Discouraging Degree Mills in Higher Education, is a joint project of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Read about it at http://www.chea.org/4DCGI/degreemills/index.html?MenuKey=main

How to Avoid Degree and Accreditation Mills
This short video from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) explains how to avoid the dangers of degree mills and accreditation mills. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1voHNMQDrk

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
This valuable website contains numerous resources on outcomes assessment, including articles on accountability issues, presentations and other materials on emerging best practices in assessment, hyperlinks to websites of award-winning institutions, and much more. View at www.learningoutcomeassessment.org

Why is Higher Education Accreditation Important?
A brief description of why higher education accreditation is important, with hyperlinks to the websites of the seven regional accrediting organizations in the United States.

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