The Institute on General Education and Assessment (IGEA) provides campus teams with opportunities to refine and advance general education programs and their assessment. The Institute conveys a deep and abiding commitment to ensuring that access to excellence in higher education is available to all students, striving towards a vision of education that is energized by studentsâ€™ multiple and intersecting identities. During the Institute, teams will explore designing equity-minded approaches to integrating general education with the major, demonstrating the centrality of general education in connecting student learning with critical social issues that matter to students and society, and that are intentionally aligned with the essential learning outcomes identified through AAC&Uâ€™s LEAP (Liberal Education and Americaâ€™s Promise) initiative.
The Institute on General Education and Assessment is designed for any campus, system, or consortium engaged in redesigning general education for students. Attendees can be at any stage in the process of rethinking general education approaches and issues emerging from their respective needs and circumstances. Teams should include a diverse set of colleagues, including a senior academic officer and faculty members working on general education committees or teaching general education courses. Team members can include student affairs professionals and also assessment and curriculum specialists with active roles in advancing student learning on campus.
*The NILOA Event CalendarÂ provides a central location for information on assessment-related events. Inclusion of an event in the calendar is not an endorsement nor does it signal NILOA-sponsorship. The calendarÂ instead serves as a mechanism to support the ongoing professional development of those interested in assessment by listing relevant and timely events.