Excellence in Assessment



Florida A&M University (FAMU) was named as one of just 12 members of the 2020 class of Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designees, a national program aimed at recognizing colleges and universities conducting comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success.  

The EIA designation is the first national designation of its kind, spotlighting institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across the institution, providing evidence of student learning, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance. 

Along with FAMU, Miami-Dade College and the University of Florida are the other Florida schools to receive the recognition this year. Since 2016, 39 schools have earned the designation. The EIA Designations are directly linked to NILOA’s Transparency Framework.  The application process for the designation includes a rigorous and systematic self-study. Accredited, degree-granting institutions working to implement and sustain comprehensive use of assessment of student learning outcomes are eligible to receive the designations. 

Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Application