Selected Resources

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Recommended Readings (optional)

The resources gathered here are for your browsing pleasure. Some are “old friends”—classics in the field of higher education reform, and others are more contemporary. We hope you find at least one that usefully informs the work you intend to do at the summer institute, and we invite you to send additional nominations to

Approaching big survey data one byte at a time
Blaich, C. and Wise, K. (2017). Approaching big survey data one byte at a time. New Directions for Student Services. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Beyond a test score: Explaining opportunity gaps in educational practice 
Milner, H. (2012). Beyond a test score: Explaining opportunity gaps in educational practice. Journal of Black Studies, 43(6), 693-718. Retrieved from 

Instructional Clarity and Organization: It’s Not New or Fancy, But It Matters

Blaich, C., Pascarella, E.T., Roksa, J. and Wise, K. (2016). Change: The Magazine of Higher LearningVol. 48 , Iss. 4.


American Association of Higher Education (1996)
Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson (1987)
Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education

Selected Papers from NIOLA:

Charles Blaich and Kathleen Wise (2011) 
From Gathering to Using Assessment Results:
Lessons from the Wabash National Study

Larry Gold (AFT), Gary Rhoades (AAUP), Mark Smith (NEA) & George Kuh (NILOA) (2011) 
What Faculty Unions Say About Student
Learning Outcomes Assessment

Pat Hutchings (2016) 
Aligning Education Outcomes and Practices

Pat Hutchings (2010) 
Opening Doors to Faculty Involvement in Assessment

Pat Hutchings, Natasha Jankowski, and Peter Ewell (2014) 
Catalyzing assignment design activity on your campus:
Lessons from NILOA’s assignment library initiative

Adrianna Kezar and Daniel Maxey (2014) 
Student Outcomes Assessment Among
the New Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Majority

George Kuh, Natasha Jankowski, Stanley O. Ikenberry, & Jillian Kinzie (2014) 
Knowing What Student Know and Can Do:
The Current State of Student Learning Outcomes
Assessment in U.S. Colleges and Universities

Charlene Nunley, Trudy Bers, and Terri Manning (2011)
 Learning Outcomes Assessment in Community Colleges

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2016). 
Higher education quality: Why documenting learning matters

NILOA Assignment Library: (ongoing)

Other Accessible Resources Related to Institute Themes:

AACU (2015) 

Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence:
A Campus Guide for Self-Study and Planning

Achieving the Dream Equity Statement (2016)

Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSSE) (2014) 

Contingent Commitments: Bringing Part-Time Faculty Into Focus

Natasha Jankowski, Pat Hutchings, Peter Ewell, Jillian Kinzie and George Kuh (2013) 

The Degree Qualifications Profile:

What It Is and Why We Need It Now

Emily Lardner and Gillies Malnarich (2009) 

When Faculty Asses Integrative Learning:

Faculty Inquiry to Improve Learning Community Practice.

Lumina Foundation. The Degree Qualification Profile:

Lee Shulman (2007) 

Counting and Recounting:

Assessment and the Quest for Accountability

John Tagg (2012) 

Why Does the Faculty Resist Change?

University of Nevada—Las Vegas 

Transparency in Learning and Teaching Project

Open Access Journals you may wish to consult:

Professional and Organizational Development in Higher Education (POD) Essays on Teaching Excellence, 1989-2011.

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU) 
Peer Review Teaching & Learning Inquiry
(the journal of the International Society
for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)