University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Southeast Missouri State University

In its inaugural year, the VALUE Institute benefited from the leadership and assessment expertise of both the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR). As first year activities drew to a close, AAC&U assumed full control of the project. Since spring 2019, nearly all VALUE Institute activities, including communications and reporting, transitioned completely to AAC&U and CPR’s involvement in any VALUE Institute activity ended as of June 30, 2019.

This website,, and its affiliated email address,, are no longer the official website or email address of the VALUE Institute (they are owned by Indiana University and managed by CPR). It is CPR’s understanding that AAC&U staff communicate with VALUE Institute participating institutions via and interested parties can visit for more information about the VALUE Institute.

CPR continues to be committed to ensuring that colleges and universities have actionable information about students’ experiences and learning. CPR projects offer substantial support to institutions in their use of evidence for educational improvement and for fostering educational equity in the collegiate experience.

We encourage you to visit, the web home of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), to learn about several tools that allow institutions to deepen their use of evidence of the student experience and student learning. Supplementing the information institutions have been getting from NSSE for over two decades with student outcome results, like those from rubric-based learning assessments, has the potential to offer institutions a powerful means to improve their students’ learning and development. CPR staff greatly enjoy our collaborations with partnering institutions to strengthen assessment practice and improve the education provided by colleges and universities.

It was a pleasure providing institutions involved with the first year of the VALUE Institute the kind of service and reporting they have grown accustomed to receiving from CPR through our multiple assessment projects. We look forward to working with you on assessment initiatives in the future.

Thomas Nelson Laird and Jillian Kinzie
Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research