campus partner(s)

Council of Independent Colleges






Engaging Evidence

award date


project director

Richard Ekman

Council of Independent Colleges

Grant Summary

$220,000 over 16 months to create a network of independent colleges and universities systemically trained with the knowledge they need to more fully use their assessment data to improve student learning. Forty institutions will be selected - who have campus projects with clear foci and implications for the use of assessment data across the campus - to participate in a two-day workshop (two workshops will be held, with 20 institutions at each workshop) and involve presentations with leading experts, campus leaders sharing information about successful projects, and small group work. After the workshop, the Council of Independent Colleges staff will maintain ongoing contact with the teams for approximately one year to monitor their progress. In addition, participants will continue to interact through an online community and through campus visits.