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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

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 [pdf]  (G. Kuh, 2008).


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).