The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) site has information about publications and services for assessment and other higher-education areas.

  • Assessing Assessment: Successes, Failures, and the Future overviews the state of higher education outcomes assessment (this pdf file will open in a separate window). Presentation by Peter Ewell, NCHEMS vice-president, at the 2007 IUPUI Assessment Institute. Ewell’s chapter An emerging scholarship: A brief history of assessment has details and references (in Banta, T.W. & Assoc. [2002], Building a scholarship of assessment. Jossey-Bass).
  • NCHEMS’ Information Center provides state-by-state comparisons of data related to higher-education issues. Some are outcomes assessment data, most are not.

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