Sociology Assessment Resources: The Collection


Guiding Documents

  • Measuring College Learning in Sociology” by Ferguson, Susan J. and William Carbonaro in Improving Quality in American Higher Education: Learning Outcomes and Assessments for the 21st Century 2016. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (Assessment p.168-182)
  • Sociology and General Education (2007)
    A series of 6 recommendations on various ways sociology can continue to impact general education learning requirements. (Assessment p.35-43)


Arapahoe Community College 2015-2016 Sociology Assessment Plan Data 1,4,6

Auburn University Department of Sociology Anthropology, and Social Work: Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Biola University: Assessment B.A. in Sociology

Central Washington University: Assessment of Student Learning Department and Program Report

Chicago State University: Assessment Sociology

Edinboro University: Sociology Students Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2013-2014

Elizabeth City State University: Sociology Assessment Goals, Objectives, and Measurements

Framingham State University: Sociology Department Five year Assessment Plan

Indiana University East Sociology  Assessment

Indiana University Kokomo: Sociology Assessment Report Summaries

Learning Outcomes and Assessment, Washington State University Department of Sociology

Macalester College Sociology Department Department Assessment Plan, Updated 2013

Marymount University Student Learning Assessment Report

Millikin University: Assessment Report for Student Learning In the Sociology Major 2010 - 2011 Academic Year

Missouri Western State University: Sociology Assessment Plan

Northeastern University Department of Sociology & Anthropology: Learning Outcomes

Ohio University: Sociology & Anthropology Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Penn State Harrisburg: Assessment


Sacramento State: Sociology Department Assessment Plan

Sait Louis University Program Assessment Plan Sociology

Skyline college Annual Program Planning Self-Study Sociology 2014

South Puget Sound Community College Sociology Program Assessment Plan 2011-2015

State University of New York, Buffalo State Sociology Assessment Plan

State University of New York, Potsdam Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Report

Trinity Washington University: Sociology Program Assessment Final Report 2015-2016

University of Alaska Fairbanks: Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan B.A. Sociology

University of Iowa Graduate Program Strategic Assessment, Sociology

University of Nevada, Reno: Sociology B.A. Assessment Plan

University of North Carolina Wilmington: Using the Capstone Course for Assessment of Learning in the Sociology Major

University of North Dakota: learning goals/objectives and assessment plan

University of St. Thomas Sociology BA Student Learning Outcomes

University of the Virgin Islands: Assessment Minor in Sociology

University of Wyoming: Learning Outcomes Sociology

Utah State University Department of Sociology, Social work, and Anthropology: Assessment

Washington Sate University Department of Sociology: Learning Outcomes and Assessment

Assessment Tool for Sociology Collections and Services in Academic Libraries

Publications by date

Julia Bandini, Sara Shostak, David Cunningham & Wendy Cadge (2015):Assessing learning in a sociology department: what do students say that they learn?, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education,

Sociology and General Education (2007) (Assessment on p.35-43)

Wagenaar, Theodore C. (2004). Assessing Sociological Knowledge: A First Try Teaching Sociology, 32(2), 232-238.

Cappell, C., & Kamens, D. (2002). Curriculum Assessment: A Case Study in Sociology. Teaching Sociology, 30 (4), 467-494. Retrieved from

Teaching Sociology volume 30 no.4 (2002)

Weiss, Gregory L., Janet R. Cosbey, Shelly K. Habel, Chad M. Hanson, and Carolee Larsen. "Improving the Assessment of Student Learning: Advancing a Research Agenda in Sociology." Teaching Sociology 30, no. 1 (2002): 63-79.

Hohm, Charles F., and William S. Johnson. 2001. Assessing student learning in sociology. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.

Hohm, Charles F., and William S. Johnson. 2001. Assessing student learning in sociology. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.

Saunders B. (1991) Assessment in Clinical Sociology. In: Rebach H.M., Bruhn J.G. (eds) Handbook of Clinical Sociology. Springer, Boston, MA.

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