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NILOA In the Field

Select NILOA news reports listed below. For additional NILOA Newsletters, please see the NILOA Newsletters.


December 2017

The Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) Conference 2017 Birth, Death and Rebirth: Does philosophy of education need a new Subject? took place in Newcastle, Australia, between December 1st-5th, 2017. NILOA’s Director, Dr. Natasha Jankowski, presented Birthing Integrated Networks: Transitory Learning in an Age of Change. Dr. Jankowski’s presentation can be found here.

The Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) organizes meetings, conferences and seminars on topics of interest to philosophy of education. It funds scholarships, provides research grants, and publishes appropriate material related to philosophy of education. The presentation brought together elements of NILOA’s work on assessment in student learning in the U.S. with philosophical discussions on systems of networked change needed to support student learning.

Credential Engine was launched on December 7th, 2017. Credential Engine is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of promoting transparency and literacy in the credential marketplace and sharing relevant information with the public. Formally founded in 2016, the initiative dates back to 2013 when the idea of initiating the development of a centralized registry of credential information, a common credentialing language, and a credential search engine was born. NILOA attended the launch event in support of a more coherent presentation of the learning behind credentials.

NEASC Annual Meeting and Conference took place in Boston, MA between December 13th-15th, 2017. NILOA’s Director, Dr. Natasha Jankowski delivered Higher Education Assessment Workshop: Robust Results in partnership with two campus panelists. Dr. Jankowski’s presentation can be found here.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) assesses and promotes the quality of education through the accreditation of its members. It is a voluntary membership organization of public and independent schools and colleges, composed of four autonomous commissions serving public schools, independent schools, schools abroad, and institutions of higher education.

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"The complex, diverse learning goals, of postsecondary education do not justify a passive approach to student achievement. It is heartening to see state policy and institutional leaders working together to collect evidence of student learning and pursue continuous improvement."

Paul Lingenfelter

Paul E. Lingenfelter
President Emeritus
State Higher Education Executive Officers