Fellows and Scholars
Tara A. Rose
Director of Assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Louisiana State University
Dr. Tara Rose serves as Director of Assessment at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She leads academic quality efforts including strategies for direct, performance-based assessment of student learning at the course, program, and university levels. Dr. Rose has over 20 years of experience in assessment and outcomes analysis. She began her career with a nonprofit organization and has also spent time at the state level working for the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. She previously served as the Director of Assessment at the University of Kentucky and has also taught at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Rose was a founding member of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), and has participated as a Board Member since 2014, previously holding the position of President in AY 2015-16.
In 2019, Dr. Rose was appointed as Senior Fellow with the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). She was instrumental in the creation of the Multi-State Collaborative for Learning Outcomes Assessment, a thirteen-state collaborative that used the VALUE rubrics as a shared standard to establish direct evidence of the quality of student learning to strengthen state and national policy discussions. In 2020 she spearheaded the College to Career Success project where she co-led focus groups with employers, specifically line managers supervising recent graduates, to determine consistent understanding of the AAC&U Essential Learning Outcomes and corresponding VALUE rubrics.
Areas of Expertise
- Assessment for student learning
- Academic quality
- VALUE rubrics
- General education
- Curriculum design