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ERIC Number: ED561059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Outcomes, Demonstrating Quality: The CIC Degree Qualifications Profile Consortium
Grimes, Terry
Council of Independent Colleges
Because of their commitment to the voluntary measurement and improvement of student learning outcomes, colleges and universities that are members of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) have been at the forefront of the national shift from teacher-centered to student-centered learning. The institutions participating in the CIC Degree Qualifications Profile Consortium in 2012 and 2013 contributed significantly to this pattern by exploring various ways in which the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) can be used to facilitate student learning. This report introduces the DQP and the CIC/DQP Consortium, details the Consortium's activities, explores individual campus projects, and evaluates the usefulness of the DQP. The projects confirmed that the DQP is a useful framework for exploring ways to improve academic and co-curricular programs at small and mid-sized independent institutions. The pioneering work of the CIC/DQP Consortium contributed significantly to a national understanding of the potential of the DQP to improve student learning and to the ability of higher education to demonstrate academic quality.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Massachusetts; Minnesota; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Utah; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin