University of Hawai’i at Manoa


Southeast Missouri State University


View Our Recorded Webinar: Announcing the VALUE Institute 2018-2019

Jillian Kinzie and Kate Drezek McConnell from the VALUE Institute Leadership Team hosted a webinar in November 2018 to describe the purpose of the VALUE Institute and how institutions can prepare to participate. Participants discussed the overall approach and the benefits for learning outcomes assessment at multiple levels, including institution, program, general education, co-curricular, and high-impact practices. Kinzie and McConnell also described some of the preparatory tasks involved in the VALUE Institute, including approaches to collecting artifacts, designing assignments to elicit outcomes, and sampling strategies. This recording includes the chat and Q&A between participants and facilitators.

View webinar.

The VALUE Institute is designed 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 is a partnership between the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research (IU CPR).

Colleges and universities that sign up for the VALUE Institute work with our team to determine their purpose for participating, develop an appropriate sampling plan, and collect samples of student work to be scored by trained and certified VALUE scorers. Participating institutions receive data and reports from the tested VALUE nationwide database for benchmarking student learning.

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.

Details About VALUE Institute Participation 2018–2019

Registration: October 15, 2018 – February 22, 2019

Administration Scope: Institutions may choose to assess between 1 and 7 learning outcomes/rubrics, with a maximum of 100 artifacts scored per outcome

Fee for Basic Level: (one outcome & 100 artifacts):$6,000

Basic Level Includes: sampling plan guidance, access to digital platform for submitting student artifacts, selection of one learning outcome with upload of 100 artifacts, scoring of all artifacts by certified VALUE scorers, reporting templates for local reporting, nationwide benchmark reports for context and comparison.

Fee for Each Additional Outcome: $4,000