campus partner(s)

Wabash College






Special Project

award date


project director

Charles F. Blaich

Wabash College

Grant Summary

$300,000 over 36 months. Responding to pressures for the assessment of undergraduate teaching and learning, and recognizing the value—and also the limits— of a "one sized fits all" approach, the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts proposes to establish a national assessment support program for liberal arts colleges that combines the expertise of Teagle's value-added assessment collaboratives and the Center's programs. Speakers, site visit teams, and institutional retreats are among the array of customized services the Center will offer that will help create a foundation for assessment at liberal arts colleges. Aiming to become the "go-to" place for assessment support, the Center believes that colleges—with their size, simplicity, and missions—are optimal environments for good assessment, and that they can use assessment to strengthen their impact on teaching and learning.