Participate in the Wabash Study of Institutional Change

Post date: Feb 18, 2014 3:17:15 PM

The Center of Inquiry is pleased to announce the launch of the Wabash Study of Institutional Change (WSIC). The goal of this project is to identify and disseminate information to assessment practitioners about the factors that promote the use of evidence to improve student learning across a variety of institutional settings and cultures.

We will gather information for this project from faculty, staff, and administrators who direct collaborative assessment projects in three phases:

Phase 1 – Short survey to learn about a collaborative assessment project you worked on in the last two years.

Phase 2 – Longer, open-ended follow-up survey to gather detailed information about a subset of the collaborative assessment projects from Phase 1.

Phase 3 – Case studies of programs, projects, or institutions to create rich examples of themes that emerge from Phase 2.

If you have led, or helped to lead, a collaborative assessment project during the past two years, we invite you to participate in the Phase 1 survey and share your experience.

The survey should take around 25 minutes to complete. As a small thank you for participating, we will send you a $10 gift card for or Starbucks (your choice). In order to better help institutions use evidence to improve student learning, we need to learn from the experiences of the people who are doing this work. Your stories—of both successful and unsuccessful projects—are essential to this process. Please forward this notice to everyone you know who might have an interesting story to share, and please share your own experience with collaborative assessment projects. We will report on what we learn from each phase of the project on our website.

To learn more about the Wabash Study of Institutional Change and to see a copy of the survey please go to:

To participate in the survey please go to:

Please don’t hesitate to drop us a line at if you have any questions or comments about the study or this survey.

We look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

Charlie Blaich and Kathy Wise

Kathleen Wise

Associate Director - Center of Inquiry and

Director - Teagle Assessment Scholar Program

Charles Blaich

Director - Center of Inquiry at Wabash College and the

Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS)