The Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts collaborates with institutions to gather and use evidence to strengthen liberal arts education for all students.

The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) is inviting proposals for the 2015 HEDS Annual Conference, which will take place in Portland, Oregon on June 13–17. HEDS encourages individuals at all points in their careers who are engaged in institutional research, assessment, or institutional effectiveness, or who are in other ways using data to improve their institution’s effectiveness, to submit a proposal. Participants from all colleges and universities are welcome—you do not have to be from a HEDS institution or be an institutional researcher to submit a proposal or attend this conference. More>>

Practitioners' Corner

Center of Inquiry Director Charles Blaich and Associate Director Kathleen Wise write about teaching practices that help develop student leadership. Read "Teaching to Lead" in Practitioners' Corner.

Center Calendar


Teagle Assessment Scholars met at Trinity University on January 8–10 to discuss the future of the Teagle Assessment Scholar Program, experiment with ways of using audio recordings for professional development, brainstorm ideas for workshops on using evidence from surveys on sexual assault, and get feedback on individual projects. 

Assessment Support
With generous support from the Teagle Foundation and the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Center of Inquiry collaborates with faculty and staff at colleges and universities to build and strengthen the capacity of assessment programs to gather and use evidence to improve student learning. More>>

Contact Us

If you have questions about assessment or institutional support, please email . For questions about the Teagle Assessment Scholar Program, contact .