Campus Models and Case Studies

More than ten years ago, when the University of Puget Sound first explored implementing ePortfolios on campus, the project fizzled out as faculty and students grew frustrated with the clunky technology.

“ePortfolios should never be about the tool or the technology,” says Renée Houston,... Read More

In the early 2000s, faculty in Massachusetts had the same feelings about assessment as colleagues across the country.

They hated it. Assessment meant tests largely divorced from real work students did in the classroom.

“Standardized tests actually got in the way of showing whether... Read More

Like many first-year university students, Katie Fields cared little about general education requirements.

“I just wanted to focus on my business courses as soon as I could,” she said. “I thought it was kind of a waste of my time.”

Now, after graduating with a BS in business... Read More

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Figure 1. The Sixteen VALUE Rubrics


Intellectual and Practical Skills

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has a long and successful history of using high-impact practices (HIPs) to engage students inside and outside the classroom.

National research and IUPUI’... Read More

A team from the United States Air Force Academy will be presenting on the reform efforts discussed in this article at AAC&U’s General Education and Assessment Conference, February 15–17, 2018, in Philadelphia.... Read More

Students in the all-women undergraduate program at Bay Path University often talk about the “sisterhood” and the supportive environment fostered by their instructors, administrators, and each other.

Bay Path, a private university in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, has a long history of... Read More