Writing the Book on Institutional Research

February 10, 2010

A chapter in the forthcoming Handbook for Institutional Research will be co-written by Slover Linett senior associate Bill Hayward and Northwestern University’s Rachelle Brooks.

Hayward, who leads the higher ed practice at Slover Linett Strategies, will collaborate with his former Northwestern University colleague Brooks, a specialist in the assessment of cognitive and non-cognitive student outcomes. Their chapter in the Handbook will cover student learning assessment from a national perspective, looking back at the last decade of policy conversations at the federal level and discussing the steps taken by public and private universities to assess both undergraduate and graduate programs. It will also examine multi-institutional data collection efforts and the complex relationship between the goals of individual institutions and external expectations for assessment.

The Handbook will be published in the summer of 2011 by the Association of Institutional Research through Jossey-Bass Publishing.

“This is an opportunity to take a step back and really think about the place of student outcomes assessment in higher ed today,” says Hayward. “Rachelle and I have already started working on our chapter and we’re really enjoying it — there’s so much going on in this area.”

Dr. Brooks is the principal investigator for Northwestern’s Teagle Assessment Project and director of the Center for Data Collection and Analysis of the College Sports Project, an initiative of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation dedicated to strengthening the bonds between intercollegiate athletics and educational values.


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