In December 2017, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) together with Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research has established the VALUE Institute to provide a continuing resource for higher education institutions to document, report, and use learning outcomes evidence to improve student success in college. The VALUE institute builds on the earlier VALUE project, in which tools were developed to assess both cognitive and personal competencies achieved through Higher Education programmes.
The value of these VALUE rubrics – as experienced i.a. in the ERASMUS+ funded Mastermind Europe project – is for one that it disentangle abstract competencies like ‘creative writing’ into components that make sense to academics within their subject area and secondly that if gives descriptive performance indicators describing competence at four different levels (see sample below).
The VALUE Rubrics can be downloaded for free (after registration).