Association of American Colleges and Universities

Taking Stock of the Assessment Movement

Posted on March 20, 2017

This issue examines higher education’s response to calls for greater accountability for student learning. Also included are articles on justice and identity, curricular reform, co-teaching, equitable implementation of high-impact practices, and a new tool for administrators seeking to support high-impact practices.

http://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/2017/winter
President’s Message
The American Dream and Higher Education’s Broader Purpose
By Lynn Pasquerella

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From the Editor
By David Tritelli

Featured Topic
Charting the Future of US Higher Education: A Look at the Spellings Report Ten Years Later
By W. Russell Neuman

Toward an Improvement Paradigm for Academic Quality
By Douglas D. Roscoe

The VALUE of Learning: Meaningful Assessment on the Rise
By Terrel Rhodes

Perspectives
On Building a Diverse Democracy: Justice and Identity in the Twenty-First Century
By Eboo Patel

Support for High-Impact Practices: A New Tool for Administrators
By Adrianna Kezar and Elizabeth Holcombe

The Bryn Mawr College 360° Program: Implementing High-Impact Educational Practices
By Kimberly Cassidy and Sarah Theobald

Transforming a Core Curriculum—and Minimizing the Battle Scars
By Patricia M. Dwyer

Gaining Ground by “Thinking Little”: Gardening as Curricular Reform in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
By Joe Wilferth

My View
Escaping Burnout through Collaboration: Co-Teaching in a Right-to-Work State
By Salena Rabidoux and Amy Rottmann


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