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Are We Making a Difference?
Apr 13th, 2011
12:15 PM - 12:55 PM
Session Type: Keynote Session
I've been searching for evidence of effectiveness in higher education since I began research for a book, Making a Difference, which was published in 1993. At that time I wanted to know if instruction and student support services were improving, if students were learning more, and if the quality of colleges and universities was improving. In more recent books, I have collected more and more specific evidence of impact in these areas. Now I advocate empirical studies to determine if evidence-based changes have actually produced improvements. In this session, we'll explore multiple avenues for gathering and using evidence of educational effectiveness.