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

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Teagle Scholars met June 15–17 at Franklin Pierce University to conduct follow-up interviews with several people who completed the Wabash Study of Institutional Change (WSIC) survey. After the interviews, the scholars worked on creating narratives about the WSIC participants' experiences and how they used evidence to improve student learning and effected change at their institutions.

Ernest Pascarella, Jui-Sheng Wang, Teniell Trolian, and Charles Blaich analyzed longitudinal data from the Wabash National Study to look at how attending a liberal arts college contributes to growth in critical thinking skills and need for cognition. Read "How the Instructional and Learning Environments of Liberal Arts Colleges Enhance Cognitive Development" in Higher Education through a subscription to Springerlink>>

Teaching Clarity and Organization
Center of Inquiry Director Charles Blaich and Associate Director Kathleen Wise write about Wabash National Study findings on teaching clarity and organization and just how much this aspect of teaching affects student learning in the Directors' Blog>>

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Teagle Assessment Scholars at a development workshop on April 3-5 at the Center of Inquiry. See participants>>

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 Kathy Wise.