The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article on 10-24-10 about efforts to assess student learning within the disciplines:
Disciplines Follow Their Own Paths to Quality
by David Glenn,
Of particular interest to me is the discussion of assessment within Classics and Political Science. Hopefully, this will produce some examples that will resonate with Liberal Arts faculty! I do think that we have a dearth of learning assessment examples that make sense to faculty who do not see their disciplines or curricula as sequential or linear.