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Levesque-Bristol, Chantal; Flierl, Michael; Zywicki, Craig; Parker, Loran Carleton; Connor, Cody; Guberman, Daniel; Nelson, David; Maybee, Clarence; Bonem, Emily; FitzSimmons, Jason; Lott, Erica – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2019
How does a large research university establish a culture supporting student-centered evidence-based teaching? In this paper, we describe Purdue University's "Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation" (IMPACT) which has involved 321 instructors and 529 courses. Of every first-time undergraduate student, who first…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Evidence Based Practice, College Instruction, School Culture
Tyszko, Jason A.; Sheets, Robert G. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2019
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce--the world's largest business federation--and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation have for the past five years been attempting to bridge the gap and address trust issues between the postsecondary education community and employer community. Rather than placing limitations on the curriculum or taking away academic…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Partnerships in Education, Talent Development
Muller, Kristyn; Gradel, Kathleen; Deane, Susan; Forte, Michele; McCabe, Ryan; Pickett, Alexandra M.; Piorkowski, Rob; Scalzo, Kim; Sullivan, Rachel – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2019
Online education can be leveraged to help current students complete their degrees and to attract new students. While online learning is not new, in recent years, it has been moving away from the periphery of higher education and becoming a central component of institutional strategies for increasing student enrollment, retention, and completion.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Student Evaluation, Higher Education
Harrison, Jennifer M.; Braxton, Sherri N. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
In this paper, we explore how assessment technologies can support college and university assessment processes at multiple levels. Our goal is to help you think through your institutional assessment culture and processes, so you can identify tools that support your institution's approach to assessment. Multiple software systems can offer…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
Jankowski, Natasha A.; Timmer, Jennifer D.; Kinzie, Jillian; Kuh, George D. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
Over the past decade, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has been documenting what colleges and universities are doing to gather evidence about student learning and helping institutions to productively use assessment data to strengthen undergraduate education. NILOA also has been monitoring how institutions communicate…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment, Higher Education
Kuh, George D.; Gambino, Laura M.; Bresciani Ludvik, Marilee; O'Donnell, Ken – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
There is growing awareness of the importance of dispositional attributes to effective performance, both during college and in the workplace. In this paper, we examine multiple facets of dispositional learning such as fluid intelligence and interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies, and explain why participation in well-designed high-impact…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Educational Practices, Cognitive Style
Gaston, Paul L. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
This report reviews the accomplishments of higher education accreditation relative to its symbiotic relationship with assessment, acknowledges serious criticisms and proposed reforms, and indicates how accreditation might reform itself so as to disarm calls for radical change, improve its performance, strengthen the institutions and programs it…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Assessment, Change Strategies
Hutchings, Pat – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
Over the last several years, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has worked with faculty from around the country to build an online library of assignments that both foster and provide evidence of student learning. The Library is now approaching 80 entries and growing. A number of those assignments include an explicit…
Descriptors: Reflection, Assignments, College Students, Student Evaluation
Cronjé, Johannes – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
The question driving this paper is: "What should we assess if learners can Google the answers on their mobile devices?" If "Learning" is defined as "being able to do something afterwards that you could not do before," the problem is that technology now enables us to do many things which we were not able to do before,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, 21st Century Skills, Influence of Technology, Assessment Literacy
Orr, Verna F. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
This report presents the background and subsequent founding of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Collaboration for Excellence in Educational Quality Assurance (CEEQA). CEEQA is the first collaborative of its kind, and seeks to help address accountability measures while being true to HBCU missions and culturally relevant…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Accountability, Cultural Relevance
Montenegro, Erick; Jankowski, Natasha A. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2017
As colleges educate a more diverse and global student population, there is increased need to ensure every student succeeds regardless of their differences. This paper explores the relationship between equity and assessment, addressing the question: how consequential can assessment be to learning when assessment approaches may not be inclusive of…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Cultural Relevance
Marshall, David W. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2017
Tuning, as a methodology, implies a philosophy of curriculum design, pedagogy, and assignment design. It implies that successful study in a discipline depends on intentional construction of learning experiences for students. Intentional construction of learning experiences requires an understanding of the learning goals set forth by faculty for…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Educational Objectives
Malenfant, Kara J.; Brown, Karen – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2017
Meaningful and sustained assessment is best achieved when a campus unit takes a collaborative leadership role to work with other departments, offices, and groups. Simply developing and implementing assessment in isolation and for the unit itself is not enough. While the value of collaboration among diverse campus constituents is widely recognized,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Leadership Role, Program Design, Program Implementation
Marshall, David W.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Vaughan, Terry, III – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2017
Tuning is a bottom-up, faculty-led process which leads to the creation of a discipline-specific learning outcome document along with a degree profile that is used to communicate the value of a particular degree to a variety of audiences including students, employers, policy makers, and the general public. Tuning, introduced in the United States in…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Educational Objectives, Program Effectiveness, College Faculty
Grose, Alan W. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2017
Internships are among the most beneficial out-of-classroom experiences designated as High-Impact Practices (HIPs). Yet, due to the diverse and unscripted nature of internship experiences, as well as the many different models for facilitating them, outcomes assessment practices are a long way from capturing the full power of internships as learning…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Academic Degrees, Qualifications, Integrated Curriculum
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