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Perspectives from Campus Leaders on the Current State of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment: NILOA Focus Group Summary 2009-2010

October 2010

This paper highlights lessons from four focus group sessions with campus leaders--presidents, provosts, academic deans and directors of institutional research from a variety of two- and four-year institutions-- regarding their perspectives on the state of learning assessment practices on their campuses.

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Please cite as: Kinzie, J. (2010). Perspectives from Campus Leaders on the Current State of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment: NILOA Focus Group Summary 2009-2010. U rbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

This NILOA work was featured in the September-October 2010 Assessment Update as the featured article.



"How do we know what academic leaders think about assessment unless we ask them? In this paper, presidents, provosts and academic deans candidly describe what’s happening on their campus in terms of measuring student learning and what needs to happen next to advance the assessment agenda."

George Kuh

George D. Kuh
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Indiana University & NILOA Director