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A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment of High-Impact Practices, written by Ashley Finley and co-released with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), outlines a process of effectively assessing high-impact practices—such as learning communities, capstones, undergraduate research, and community-based experiences—at your institution.
AAC&U has announced the winner of its Frederic W. Ness Book Award, Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order. The annual award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding and improvement of liberal education, will be presented to author Joy Ann Williamson-Lott at AAC&U’s annual meeting.
Register now for the VALUE Institute, higher education's leading source for direct evidence of student learning. The VALUE Institute provides institutions, departments, programs, states, consortia, and other providers with external validation of institutional assessment of learning outcomes.
Through a grant from The Endeavor Foundation, AAC&U will sponsor two regional institutes for faculty teams seeking to embed civic learning across the structure, concepts, and pedagogies of undergraduate majors. The first institute will be held on January 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, and the second on March 6, 2020, in Washington, DC.
Early-bird registration ends January 20 for AAC&U's 2020 General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment Conference, “Reflection and Meaning-Making in Turbulent Times.” The conference will be held February 20–22 in Jacksonville, Florida.