National Survey of AAC&U Member Chief Academic Officers (2015)

AAC&U surveyed Chief Academic Officers at member institutions from July-October 2015 concerning priorities related to learning outcomes, assessment, general education design, high-impact practices, and data tracking and goal setting around equity and quality learning. With support from USA Funds, AAC&U conducted structured interviews with 14 of the respondents focusing on minority serving and predominately white institutions and particularly on those who were tracking data in at least some disaggregated ways. Complete findings from the extensive survey are being released in three separate reports.

Report #1: Bringing Equity and Quality Learning Together: Institutional Priorities for Tracking and Advancing Underserved Students' Success (pdf) (November 16, 2015)
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Slides: Tracking Data from Equity Interviews

Report #2: Recent Trends in General Education Design, Learning Outcomes, and Teaching Approaches (pdf) (January 19, 2016)
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Slides: Recent Trends in General Education Design, Learning Outcomes, and Teaching Approaches
"Top Learning Outcomes for All College Students" (pdf)

Report #3: Trends in Learning Outcomes Assessment: Key Findings from a Survey among Administrators at AAC&U Member Institutions (pdf) (February 17, 2016)
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Slides: Trends in Learning Outcomes Assessment

See reports summarizing findings from AAC&U's earlier 2009 survey.