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Dolinsky, Rebecca; Rhodes, Terrel L.; McCambly, Heather – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) launched Quality Collaboratives (QC): Assessing and Reporting Degree Qualifications Profile Competencies in the Context of Transfer in 2011 as a three-year project that engaged educational, assessment, and policy leaders in student learning outcomes assessment and transfer pathways.…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Qualifications, Benchmarking, Degree Requirements
Brown, Gary R.; Rhodes, Terrel L. – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
America's institutions of higher education have been challenged to develop new strategies to improve the success of all students. With more and more students attending multiple institutions, improving the transfer process is key to ensuring all students succeed. AAC&U launched the Quality Collaboratives (QC) project in 2011 with support from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
This report summarizes key findings from a national survey among chief academic officers at Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) member institutions and explores how institutions are defining common learning outcomes, trends related to general education design and the use of emerging, evidence-based teach­ing and learning…
Descriptors: General Education, Design, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
This 2016 report summarizes key findings from a national survey among chief academic officers at Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) member institutions and explores trends in learning outcomes and approaches to assessing them. It documents that many in higher education are moving away from standardized tests and…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Outcomes of Education, National Surveys, Deans
Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2015
To serve students and society well, higher education needs to make a pervasive commitment to equity and inclusive excellence--both preparing students for and providing them with access to high-quality learning opportunities, and ensuring that students of color and low-income students participate in the most empowering forms of college learning.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Access to Education, Higher Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2015
"Step Up & Lead Equity: What Higher Education Can Do to Reverse Our Deepening Divides" makes the case that America's persistent gaps in education, income, and wealth are widening, with the fastest growing segments of our population the least likely to have the opportunities they need to succeed. It argues that, to effectively educate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Access to Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2015
The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) surveyed Chief Academic Officers at member institutions from July-October 2015 concerning priorities related to learning outcomes, assessment, general education design, high-impact practices, and data tracking and goal setting around equity and quality learning. With support from…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Disproportionate Representation
Finley, Ashley; McNair, Tia – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2013
This publication presents findings from a national study conducted by AAC&U researchers to investigate the impact of engagement in high-impact practices on traditionally underserved populations (defined here as first-generation, minority, transfer, and low-income students).The mixed-method analysis includes student-level data on engaged…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Minority Group Students, First Generation College Students, Low Income Groups
Association of American Colleges and Universities (NJ1), 2012
This report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement calls on the nation to reclaim higher education's civic mission. Commissioned by the Department of Education and released at a White House convening in January 2012, the report pushes back against a prevailing national dialogue that limits the mission of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Global Approach, Citizenship Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities (NJ1), 2008
From November 8 to December 12, 2007, Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Inc., on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, interviewed 301 employers whose companies have at least 25 employees and report that 25% or more of their new hires hold at least a bachelor's degree from a four-year college. Employers are satisfied…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Accountability, Knowledge Level
Riegelman, Richard K.; Albertine, Susan – Association of American Colleges and Universities (NJ1), 2008
This curriculum guide serves to assist faculty who are developing undergraduate courses in public health as well as educational administrators and faculty curriculum committees who are designing undergraduate public health curricula. The approach outlined in these recommendations focuses on the development of three core courses, each of which is…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Health Education, Global Education, General Education
Antonaros, Mary; Barnhardt, Cassie; Holsapple, Matthew; Moronski, Karen; Vergoth, Veronica – Association of American Colleges and Universities (NJ1), 2008
On behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), researchers at the University of Michigan's Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education surveyed 23,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 campus professionals (faculty, academic administrators, and student affairs staff) at 23 institutions participating in…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Undergraduate Students, Postsecondary Education, Integrity
Miller, Ross – Association of American Colleges and Universities (NJ3), 2007
This publication features a series of reports on how selected colleges and universities foster and assess student learning in twelve liberal education outcome areas, including writing, quantitative literacy, critical thinking, ethics, intercultural knowledge, and information literacy. Moving from goals to experiences, assessments, and improvements…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Data Analysis, Information Literacy, Ethics
Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2007
This report identifies the essential aims, learning outcomes, and guiding principles for a 21st century college education. It is based on extensive input both from educators and employers and responds to the new global challenges today's students face. It describes the learning contemporary students need from college, and what it will take to help…
Descriptors: General Education, Leadership, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement
Musil, Caryn McTighe, Ed.; Hovland, Kevin, Ed. – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2006
This issue of "Diversity Digest" grows out of one recent effort to raise the visibility of science in diversity and global learning initiatives. Articles in this issue include: (1) Science, Diversity, and Global Learning: Untangling Complex Problems (Kevin Hovland); (2) Breaking the Pyramid: Putting Science in the Core (Darcy Kelley);…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Global Approach, Higher Education, Cultural Pluralism
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