Office of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation
Through state-of-the-art programming and a pioneering approach to teaching, the Office of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation (OCPI) is transforming teaching, learning, and assessment in liberal education.
AAC&U Advancing Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation
Creating foundations for excellence: Through research, capacity-building, and advocacy, the Office of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation (OCPI) provides actionable innovations in teaching, learning, and assessment to improve undergraduate liberal education for all students.
Programs & Initiatives
VALUE is an authentic approach to assessment designed to articulate and measure the skills, abilities, and dispositions that students need and that parents, policymakers, and employers demand.
The adoption of open educational resources (OER)—materials that are free or low-cost for faculty and students to use, customize, and share—is a foundational strategy for improving student equity and college affordability.
Both a product—an archive of learning artifacts—and a process that supports student learning, ePortfolios digitally curate student work to provide an authentic representation of learning outcomes.
2022 Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment
The conference will focus on reimagining curricular structures, pedagogical approaches, and assessment methods in order truly to make quality and equity the hallmarks of excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.
The Emerging Landscape of Learning: A Review of Five Years of AAC&U’s VALUE Initiative
Synthesizing five years’ worth of data, this webinar will showcase the results generated by the national—now multinational—Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative. Facilitators will present evidence of students’
Adding VALUE: How AAC&U’s Signature Approach to Assessment Can Improve Teaching, Learning, and Student Success
This webinar will present an overview of the VALUE approach and showcase the various options for employing it, from local assessments using the VALUE rubrics to the external validation available through the multinational, multi-institutional scoring.
We Have a Rubric for That: The VALUE Approach to Assessment
First introduced in 2009 as an alternative to standardized tests, the VALUE rubrics are now at the center of conversations about the quality of student learning within and across higher education institutions. We Have a Rubric for That reports...
Field Guide to Eportfolio: Why It Matters for Learning
The Field Guide to Eportfolio, a publication produced by more than fifty members of the eportfolio field, provides an authoritative and representative account of the eportfolio concept including case studies from various countries.
Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future: Enlisting the Voices of STEM Women Faculty of Color
How can institutions recognize and support inclusive excellence among faculty? How can they build the capacity of women faculty of color to advance in their careers and contribute to reform efforts? Shining a spotlight on HBCUs as leaders...
Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning
How can faculty prepare students to integrate their learning and apply it to complex challenges in life, career, and citizenship? This publication presents principles and practices for integrative learning that reflect a holistic concept of...
Revising General Education—and Avoiding the Potholes: A Guide for Curricular Change
This essential guide explains how to avoid a host of pitfalls and common errors that can doom any effort to reform general education. The authors offer practical advice on defining task force objectives and procedures, clarifying...
- Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director of VALUE
Jessica ChittumDirector of Assessment and Pedagogical Innovation
Beth PerkinsPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Hannah SchneiderProgram Coordinator/Assistant to the Vice President
- Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation