Assessment Update

Cover image for Vol. 26 Issue 6

Edited By: Trudy W. Banta

Online ISSN: 1536-0725


Author Guidelines





Author Guidelines


Call for Contributions

The editor welcomes short articles and news items for Assessment Update. Guidelines follow for those who would like to contribute articles on outcomes assessment in higher education.


  • Content: Please send an account of your experience with assessment in higher education. Include concrete examples of practice and results.
  • Audience: Assessment Update readers are academic administrators, campus assessment practitioners, institutional researchers, and faculty from a variety of fields. All types of institutions are represented in the readership.
  • Style: A report, essay, news story, or letter to the editor would be welcome. Limited references can be printed; however, extensive tables cannot be included.
  • Format: In addition to standard manuscripts, news may be contributed via letter, telephone, or fax (317) 274-4651. The standard manuscript format is a 60-space line with 25 lines per page. Articles may also be sent to aupdate@iupui.edu as a Microsoft Word attachment. Please include your complete postal mailing address.
  • Length: Articles should be four to eight typed, double-spaced pages (1,000–2,000 words). Short news items and content for the Calendar and Book Review sections may be 100–500 words in length. Annotations of recent publications for the Resources feature should be about 50–100 words long.
  • Copyright: Articles shall not have been registered for copyright or published elsewhere prior to publication in Assessment Update.
  • Deadlines: Each issue is typically planned four months before its publication.

Please address mailed contributions and comments to Trudy W. Banta, Editor, Assessment Update, Rm. 140 Administration Bldg., 355 N. Lansing St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2896.

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