The Center of Inquiry is dedicated to using evidence to strengthen liberal arts education for all students at all institutions.

Workshop on Making Assessment Work
On October 20–22, 2017, we will host a workshop to help institutional teams or individuals develop plans for kick-starting, rebooting, or extending assessment projects. The workshop is designed to support a wide range of assessment projects, including general education, departmental, and on- and off-campus program assessment. Learn more about the workshop and register.

Practitioners' Corner
When working to make improvements in higher education, we're often distracted by the problems immediately in front of us and we find it challenging to consider those wide-scale changes that would shape the broader vision, but is that necessarily bad? In "Levels of Change in Higher Education" in Practitioners' Corner, Lisa Jasinski, Teagle Assessment Scholar and Special Projects Coordinator at Trinity University, compares the process of strategic planning to looking at the foreground, middle ground, and background of a picture. Read Lisa's essay>>


Recent and Upcoming Events
-- Keynote presentation at the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance sponsored conference, Learning Outcomes: Evolution of Assessment
-- California State University STEM Collaboratives Annual Convening

-- Center of Inquiry workshop, Students Engaging Students to Improve Learning: Using Student-Led Focus Groups to Gather and Make Sense of Assessment Evidence
-- Olympic College - Assessment for teaching and learning workshop
-- University of Oregon - Site visit

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>>   


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