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

Workshop on Student-Led Focus Groups
On November 4–6, 2016, we hosted a workshop to help assessment leaders, faculty, staff, and institutional researchers create and implement student-led focus groups to address institutional assessment questions. Institutional teams of faculty and/or staff and students developed plans for conducting student focus groups to gather and make sense of assessment evidence when they returned to campus. Learn more about the workshop.

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
-- DePauw University - Workshop on student-led student focus groups
-- Kansas City - Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project (CHRP) meeting
-- Fontbonne University - Assessment workshop

-- 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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