Overview and General Information
Assessment at Pomona College (Dean of the College)
The Pedagogical Imperative (Lee Shulman, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)
Research on Learning Outcomes
Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering [pdf] (National Research Council, 2012).
Improving Undergraduate Learning: Findings and Policy Recommendations from the SSRC-CLA Longitudinal Project [pdf] (Arum, Roksa & Cho, 2011). A summary of data and key themes from Academically Adrift (Arum and Roksa, 2011).
Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education. A large-scale multi-year effort investigating factors that affect outcomes in liberal arts education.
High Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter (G. Kuh, 2008; excerpt posted by AACU).
Assessment in a National Context
Lumina Foundation's Degree Qualifications Profile [pdf] (2011). The Profile makes explicit what students should be learning at each degree level in five areas: Broad integrative knowledge; specialized knowledge, intellectual skills; applied learning; and civic learning.
AAC&U's Statement on the Degree Qualifications Profile [pdf] (2011). An endorsement of the Lumina Foundation's Degree Qualifications Profile.
New Leadership for Student Learning and Accountability [pdf] (2008). A statement of principles and commitments developed jointly by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Assessment: A Fundamental Responsibility [pdf] . Statement signed by nearly 100 public and private institutions, including Pomona College and other members of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE).