Western Academic Leadership Forum


FORUM 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

Calibrating Your Leadership Through New Landscapes

April 22-24, 2015
Boise, ID


 

RECOMMENDED READING IN ADVANCE

 

Photo of Ruth Claire BlackUsing Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education

by George D. Kuh, Stanley O. Ikenberry, Natasha A. Jankowski, Timothy Reese Cain, Peter T. Ewell, Pat Hutchings, Jillian Kinzie


Dynamic changes are underway in American higher education. New providers, emerging technologies, cost concerns, student debt, and nagging doubts about quality all call out the need for institutions to show evidence of student learning. From scholars at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education presents a reframed conception and approach to student learning outcomes assessment. The authors explain why it is counterproductive to view collecting and using evidence of student accomplishment as primarily a compliance activity.