This book offers colleges and universities a framework and tools to design an effective and collaborative assessment process appropriate for their culture and institution. It encapsulates the approach that Peggy Maki has refined through hundreds of successful workshops. She presents extensive examples of processes, strategies and campus practices, as well as key resources, guides, worksheets, and exercises - to assist all stakeholders in the institution to develop and sustain assessment of student learning as an integral and systematic core institutional process. This book sets the assessment of learning within the twin contexts of: the level of a program, department, division, or school within an institution; and the level of an institution, based on its mission statement, educational philosophy, and educational objectives. Each chapter explores ways to position assessment within program- and institutional-level processes, decisions, structures, practices, and channels of communication. Here is a process that any campus can adapt and use to engage all its constituencies - institutional leaders, faculty, staff, administrators, students and those in governance - constructively to forge a vision and commitment to action.