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NILOA in the Field

We invite you to view a page where we share NILOA's work in the field through Senior Scholar commentary and resources to highlight the range of our engagement in conversations around learning and share our work with a variety of audiences.

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April 2017
This month, NILOA staff attended WSCUC's Senior College and University Commission Community of Practice for Advancing Learning Outcomes Visibility Pre-Conference Workshop, WASC’s Academic Resource Conference, WICHE’s Academic Leadership Forum, University System of Maryland’s Convening on Student Learning Outcomes, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment (AMCOA), and the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.

March 2017
This month, NILOA staff attended the Learning Improvement Summit, the Assessment Network of New York 5th Annual Conference, and the Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference.

February 2017
It was a busy month for NILOA’s Senior Scholars. February was mostly marked with field activities based on reaching out to campuses and institutions that are working to improve their understanding and implementation of creative, responsive and effective assessment methods. Throughout last month, NILOA Senior Scholars traveled to Florida for a coaching visit at Broward College, Virginia for a Multi-State Collaborative Charrette, and to Arizona to participate in a 2017 General Education and Assessment Conference organized by the AAC&U. Please feel free to view commentary, opinions and participants’ perception of these events.

January 2017
Last month, NILOA participated in the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ Annual Meeting which was a reflection of a larger context surrounding higher education. To view presentations, commentary, and images from the Annual Meeting, please visit the January entry.




NILOA can be the connective tissue that links together and advances the work of various groups and organizations interested in using student learning outcomes to improve higher education.

George Mehaffy

George L. Mehaffy
Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)