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

Registration Open - Workshop on Student-Led Focus Groups
On November 4–6, 2016, we will host a workshop to help assessment leaders, faculty, staff, and institutional researchers create and implement student-led focus groups to address institutional assessment questions. Institutional teams of faculty and/or staff and students will develop a plan for conducting student focus groups to gather and make sense of assessment evidence when they return to campus. Learn more about the workshop and register.

Practitioners' Corner
When working to make improvements in higher education, we're often distracted by the problems immediately in front of us and we find it challenging to consider those wide-scale changes that would shape the broader vision, but is that necessarily bad? In "Levels of Change in Higher Education" in Practitioners' Corner, Lisa Jasinski, Teagle Assessment Scholar and Special Projects Coordinator at Trinity University, compares the process of strategic planning to looking at the foreground, middle ground, and background of a picture. Read Lisa's essay>>


Recent and Upcoming Events
-- Franklin Pierce University - Teagle Assessment Scholar workshop

-- Franklin & Marshall College - HEDS workshop with the Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA)
-- Saint Vincent College - Assessment workshop

-- DePauw University - Workshop on student-led student focus groups
-- Kansas City - Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project (CHRP) meeting
-- Fontbonne University - Assessment workshop

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>>   


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