Workshop on Student-Led Focus Groups
On March 10-12, teams of staff, faculty, and students from 10 colleges and universities participated in our workshop "Students Engaging Students to Improve Learning: Using Student-Led Focus Groups to Gather and Make Sense of Assessment Evidence." North Carolina A&T State University Teagle Scholars Galen Foresman, Karen Hornsby, and Scott Simkins, along with two A&T students, Breanna Beard and Christopher Watkins, helped lead the workshop, building on their experience with the Wabash Provost Scholars Program.
The institutional teams participated in training sessions about developing and running student-led focus groups, and they created plans to share with key campus leaders and constituencies in order to implement focus group projects at their institutions. Center of Inquiry staff and Teagle Scholars Leah Adams-Curtis, Cynthia Crimmins, Anne Dueweke, and Catherine Zeek assisted teams in developing their plans.
The teams came from Antioch College, California State University - Stanislaus, Elon University, Flagler College, Illinois College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, North Carolina State University, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Scranton, and the University of Vermont. Learn more about our workshops>>
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>>