"The book would be a rich resource for assessment committees or university officers charged with assessment duties.'" - NACADA Journal "Maki's book offers a systematic approach to assessment that is meant to address the general questions, 'How well do we achieve our educational intentions?' and 'How well do our students learn?'...I consider this book to be an extremely valuable source for anyone involved in education. Its primary contribution is how it forces us to conceptualize 'assessment' as an integral part of the university system. Learning assessment is meant to be a core institutional process linked to all aspects of university life." - Effective Teaching"
About the Author
Peggy L. Maki is a higher education consultant who specializes in assisting undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities, higher education boards, higher education organizations, and disciplinary organizations integrate assessment of student learning into educational practices, processes and structures. Her work also focuses on assessment within the context of accreditors' expectations for institutional effectiveness. She has served as member of the Board of Contributors of About Campus as well as its Department Editor for Assessment for. She has been a national board member of AAC&U’s VALUE Project (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) and serves annually as a faculty member in AAC& U's national Institutes on General Education and Assessment and Assessment in Engaged Departments; has served as a faculty member in the Carnegie Foundation's Integrated Learning Project; and teaches graduate-level seminars focused on assessment. Currently, she also serves as sole consultant to the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education.