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February 2019
This month's NILOA Newsletter begins with our 38th Occasional Paper “Creating Student-Centered Learning Environments and Changing Teaching Culture: Purdue University’s IMPACT Program.” We also extend an invitation to apply as an Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Designee. Next, we are pleased to announce that Erick Montenegro, NILOA Communications Coordinator and Research Analyst, is joining our list of NILOA speakers for topics related to Equity in Assessment.

The Newsletter continues with an Assessment in Practice “Assessing Learning Communities Based on Program Outcomes and the Eight Characteristics of High-Impact Practices” from Stefanie Baier, a Case Study of Washington State University conducted by Pat Hutchings, a Viewpoint “Lessons from the Field: ‘Tracer’ Study Shows Connections Between Faculty Development and Student Learning” from Carol Rutz and Ellen Iverson, and a Featured Website from Purdue University’s Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness. The Newsletter concludes with relevant News items and helpful information on Upcoming Conferences and Programs.

January 2019
Happy New Year from the NILOA team! This year will be filled with changes at NILOA, and this newsletter provides a sneak peak of things to come. First, we would like to begin the Newsletter by congratulating Dr. Verna F. Orr, co-chair of CEEQA, for her transition to a full-time Post-Doctoral Researcher at NILOA. Dr. Orr has been with NILOA since 2015, and we look forward to her continued quality contributions in her new role. Please join us in sharing a well-deserved “congratulations” to Verna!

We include a first look into our new NILOA logo and new website to be released this year, an invitation to submit applications for both the Equity in Assessment Case Studies and the Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Designation, and an announcement introducing the new Competency-Based Recognition of Learning (CBRL) Collaborative. We also have the first Featured Website of the year and information on relevant News and Upcoming Conferences and Programs.

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NILOA can be the connective tissue that links together and advances the work of various groups and organizations interested in using student learning outcomes to improve higher education.

George Mehaffy

George L. Mehaffy
Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)