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The progress—and setbacks—of eight institutions that served as test cases have yielded a set of lessons about board oversight of educational quality from which others can benefit:
1 Ensure a sufficient institutional-assessment capacity.
2 Start with what you already have.
3 Make academic quality a priority of the boad and institutional leaders.
4 Attach the effort to other activities.
5 Educate the board on education.
6 Find the right focus.
7 Allow for targeted deeper dives.
8 Develop new board processes and use time differently.
9 Deepen the engagement of the board with faculty.
Originally published in Trusteeship Magazine © 2014 AGB. Available online at: https://www.agb.org/trusteeship/2014/1/lessons-learned-about-student-learning-eight-test-cases
Eckel, P. D. (2014). Lessons Learned about Student Learning: Eight Test Cases. Trusteeship Magazine, Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/452
Date Posted: 14 August 2018