MSC DEMONSTRATION YEAR September 2015 through August 2016

Link to current MSC pages - the Refinement Year

Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment  Demonstration Year

The information and documents below are for use during the MSC Demonstration Year (MSC DY) which runs from September 2015 through August 2016. 

What is the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment and who is involved?

With the active support of the  Association of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), 12 states—Connecticut, Indiana, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah—have agreed to collaborate in the Demonstration Year of the MSC. This model is rooted in campus/system collaboration and in faculty curriculum development, teaching activity, and assessment of authentic student work. It is based on the use of Essential Learning Outcomes and associated VALUE rubrics developed by faculty members under the auspices of AAC&U’s LEAP initiative. (See entire FAQ just below.)


MSC DY Steering Committee

MSC DY Benefits and Challenges for Faculty Participants

MSC DY Timeline

MSC DY Sampling Parameters and Methods

MSC DY Sampling Plan Planning Matrix and Evaluation Tool

MSC DY Instructions for Institution Leads and the Assignment Cover Sheet

MSC DY Assignment Parameters

MSC DY Webinar Envisioning Student Learning Outcomes Assessment as a State-Level Priority, May 17, 2016, with George Pernsteiner, Julie Carnahan, Ken Sauer, and Robert L. King

MSC DY Webinar Results from the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Quality Student Learning, December 7, 2016

Webinars from the Pilot Year

For any questions you may have or for further information about the MSC, please contact your MSC State Point Person (see Steering Committee roster above) or contact Gloria Auer at SHEEO, (303) 541-1625,

Link to original MSC Pilot Study Year webpages