Ten colleges and universities have been named as the first class of Excellence in Assessment designees. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program, cosponsored by AAC&U, recognizes institutions’ commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success. The EIA program highlights institutions successfully integrating assessment practices across campus, providing evidence of student learning outcomes, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance. The ten institutions in the inaugural class are Cameron University, Capella University, the Community College of Baltimore County, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Kansas State University, Mills College, Mount St. Joseph University, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Zayed University. AAC&U has joined with the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), a public college and university transparency initiative led by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in partnership with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), to sponsor the EIA. For more on assessment, see AAC&U’s VALUE Rubrics and other assessment resources.