Outcomes and Assessment

The Teagle Foundation's Outcomes and Assessment program is based on the belief that nothing has the potential to affect students' educational experience as much as the systematic assessment of what they learn, along with the use of such assessment to frame discussions on learning and to drive continuous improvements in teaching practices. High priority is given to faculty-driven, ground-up assessment of student learning outcomes in the liberal arts and sciences, especially as they are achieved in academic courses, majors, institutions, and whole sectors of higher education. Our approach to assessment has been shaped by Listenings with college and university administrators and faculty, leaders of higher education associations and consortia, assessment experts, and others. It continues to be informed by ongoing conversations with these stakeholders.