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
Have you ever puzzled over how students interpreted questions on a survey? One of the best ways to make sense of assessment evidence is to have focus group conversations with students. And when students take the lead in conducting these conversations with their peers, they can learn things about the “why” and “how” behind the assessment evidence that faculty and staff might have a harder time discovering. We invite institutional teams of two faculty and/or staff and two students to join us for "Students Engaging Students to Improve Learning: Using Student-Led Focus Groups to Gather and Make Sense of Assessment Evidence,” a Teagle Assessment Scholar workshop at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College on March 10–12, 2016. More>>


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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>>

Practitioners' Corner
Occasional essays and commentary for middle managers at colleges and universities who strive to use evidence to improve learning. Center of Inquiry Director Charles Blaich and Associate Director Kathleen Wise write about teaching practices that help develop student leadership. Read "Teaching to Lead" in Practitioners' Corner.