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About Us

Our purpose is to promote student learning improvement in higher education, with a focus on program and institution levels.

We explore how thoughtful changes to learning environments can improve learning and how learning assessment can support and document such efforts. We encourage the disaggregation of findings on student learning to answer questions regarding equity in learning for all groups of students.

Origins and Members


Assessment and Learning Improvement

We are a group of assessment professionals and scholars who share a common interest in student learning improvement in higher education. We formed our community in 2017 at a Learning Improvement Summit organized by The Center for Assessment & Research Studies (James Madison University) and the Center of Inquiry (Wabash College). After the 2018 Summit, hosted by Auburn University, we started our first collaborative project: collect and share learning improvement stories.

We invite you to join us in this work.



Tressa Aulenbach, Christopher Newport University

Katie Boyd, Auburn University

Mitchel Cottenoir, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jodi Fisler, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Terri Flateby, Independent consultant

Keston Fulcher, James Madison University

Megan Good, James Madison University

Kathleen Gorski, Waubonsee Community College

Yao Hill, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Bryant Hutson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jill Kern, Brown University

Jillian Kinzie, Indiana University

Kelsey Kirland, Weave Online

Laura Lambert, James Madison University

Becky Lodewyck, Center Education Group (City College; Center for Allied Health Education)

Cecelia Martin, Clark College

Julie Morrison, Glendale Community College/Maricopa Community Colleges

Christine Robinson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Monica Stitt-Bergh, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Dan Stroud, West Texas A&M

Dory Thompson, Auburn University

Linda Townsend, Longwood University

Pamela Tracy, Longwood University

[last updated November 2023]

See the list of past contributors

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