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Assistance with Excel to analyze and display assessment data

CustomGuide is a resource to help you manage data in Excel. To get started:

  1. Go to
  2. To login: Click Login then enter your full email address and the password, "cougars."
  3. Upon signing in, you will see a list of courses on the left hand side.
  4. Explore what you'd like!

For experienced Excel users, Quick Reference Cards can be found at:

Basic information about assessment at Columbia College

 The Important Role of Adjunct Faculty in Assessment

The Assessment Cycle

Writing Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

Assessment Handbook for Columbia College Adjunct Faculty

Helpful links

Higher Learning Commission Assessment Policy This is a link to our accreditor's assessment policy.

9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning This document describes best assessment practices.

 Assessment and Academic Freedom: In Concert, Not Conflict This NILOA document by Timothy Reese Caine from November 2014 describes how assessment and academic freedom can coexist.

Bloom's Taxonomy This is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition and can be helpful in creating learning outcomes statements

Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs This is a link to the University of West Florida's list of verbs to use in creating learning outcomes statements according to Bloom's Taxonomy.

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment  This is a link to the NILOA website, which has helpful information about assessment.

Value Rubrics These excellent rubrics developed by AAC&U can be adapted for your class.

University examples

Georgetown University

James Madison University

University of Hawaii at Manoa


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