campus partner(s)

Council of Independent Colleges






Fresh Thinking

award date


project director

Richard Ekman

Council of Independent Colleges

Grant Summary

 $120,000 over 34 months. A February 2007 Teagle Foundation grant, supported a three-year extension of the work of the CIC-Collegiate Learning Assessment Consortium to 35 institutions. A request for proposals from CIC to colleges interested in participating in the consortium drew an overwhelming response: 27 of the original 33 members, along with 38 new institutions submitted proposals. All proposals met the criteria for participation, offering credible plans for administering the CLA instrument and using the results to improve student learning. These supplemental funds will allow CIC to offer an additional 12 institutions a place in the consortium, thus bringing the total number to 47.