The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research (IU CPR) have established the VALUE Institute to provide a continuing resource for higher education institutions to document, report, and use learning outcomes evidence to improve student success in college.


The VALUE Institute, in tandem with IU CPR’s National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), will create the country’s most comprehensive resource for direct and indirect evidence of student learning in higher education.


The VALUE Institute assessment results will provide actionable information about students’ learning to participating institutions. The Institute also supports capacity building for faculty, institutions and policymakers on how to use VALUE evidence to support student success and effective pedagogy.


Higher education institutions are invited to participate in the VALUE Institute by collecting samples of student work, uploading the work into the digital repository and having the work scored by certified VALUE Institute faculty scorers. Participating institutions receive data and reports from the tested VALUE nationwide database for benchmarking student learning.


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VALUE Institute Registration

To participate in the VALUE Institute 2017-2018, please complete this registration form.