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Overview and General Information (Dean of the College Office)

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 (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.

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).