The Center of Inquiry collaborates with faculty, staff, and students at colleges and universities to build and strengthen the capacity of assessment programs to gather and use evidence to improve student learning.
The Center of Inquiry’s assessment support is led by Charles Blaich and Kathy Wise. We provide a wide range of support including:
- Helping institutions make more effective use assessment evidence they already have
- Helping connect faculty development efforts with assessment findings
- Working with faculty and staff to develop and more effectively use different kinds of assessment evidence
- Helping reduce assessment overload
- Developing and refining general education assessment
- Helping institutions prepare for accreditation
- Developing formative assessment plans for strategic, curricular, and program planning
Depending on what is most helpful, we will work with your institution via campus visits, workshops, and/or phone conversations. For site visits, institutions cover travel, food, and lodging costs as well as submit a $2,500 program fee that helps to support our Teagle Assessment Scholar Program.
We are glad to take an institution's financial circumstances into account in setting costs for our work.
If you wish to find out more about our assessment support, please send an email to .
The Center of Inquiry, the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium, and the Teagle Assessment Scholar Program embrace the principle that diversity is essential for communities of practice to enrich both the participants in these communities and the people and organizations with which these communities interact. The Center of Inquiry, the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium, and the Teagle Assessment Scholar Program are committed to being open and welcoming organizations and offering all of their programs and activities without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age.