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

Assessment Workshop – Registration Open
Registration is open for the Teagle Assessment Scholar Workshop, "Making Assessment Work for Your Institution and Your Students,” on October 23–25, 2015 at the Center of Inquiry. This workshop is designed to create a retreat-like setting where individuals or teams will develop a plan to kick-start, reboot, or extend an assessment project on a range of topics, including general education, departmental, and on- and off-campus program assessment. Find out more about the workshop and registration.


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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.