Eight years ago, teams of faculty and other educational professionals from over 100 higher education institutions began developing a set of 16 rubrics to assess the AAC&U LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes. Today, most institutions have at least heard of the VALUE rubrics, if they’re not using them in some way with their students. Now AAC&U and the State Higher Education Executive Officers are piloting the use of the rubrics to score student work samples from nearly ninety institutions across the country, including 2-year, 4-year, public, and private with the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment. Learn more about this groundbreaking multi-state assessment initiative, how it started and where it is headed. You’ll also have a chance to see the powerful, streamlined new technology from Taskstream that AAC&U is using to enable this work.

Dr. Rhodes focuses on the quality of undergraduate education, access, general education, and assessment of student learning. Prior to his role at AAC&U, he was a faculty member and administrator for 30 years. Rhodes received his B.A. from Indiana University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.

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Terrel Rhodes

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