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

Wabash National Study News
Researchers with the Wabash National Study and Center of Inquiry Director Charles Blaich and Associate Director Kathleen Wise will present on findings from the study at the 2014 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference this week. Read more>> 

A collection of articles in a recent volume of the New Directions for Student Services series, edited by Georgianna L. Martin and Michael S. Hevel, looks at Wabash National Study findings that can inform student affairs practitioners. See "Research-Driven Practice in Student Affairs: Implications from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education" on the publisher website>>

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Teagle Assessment Scholar wins award
November 20, 2014 – Karen Hornsby, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator for Liberal Studies: Pre-Law at North Carolina A&T University, was honored today at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. as the 2014 Carnegie-CASE Professor of the Year. Karen has been an active Teagle Assessment Scholar since 2009, participating in and leading Teagle Scholar workshops, and consulting at various institutions. Karen also codirects the Wabash Provost Scholars Program, which began in 2008 as a project to better understand findings from N.C. A&T's participation in the Wabash National Study, and ultimately to improve student learning, by involving A&T undergraduates in gathering information from their peers. Over the years, teams of trained undergraduates have conducted focus group sessions and led other assessment activities in the interest of providing their institution with invaluable student feedback on institutional issues.

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