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Degrees That Matter


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Table of Contents

  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Acknowledgements
  • vIntroduction
  • 1) Landscape of Learning Initiatives
  • 2) Shifting Paradigms
  • 3) Aligning for Learning
  • 4) Applying the Paradigm to Curriculum Mapping
  • 5) Applying the Paradigm to Assignment Design
  • 6) Perceived Barriers in the Learning Systems Paradigms
  • 7) Reframing Academic Quality
  • References
  • Appendix

About the Author

Natasha A. Jankowski serves as the Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and Associate Professor with the department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is co-author, along with her NILOA colleagues, Degrees That Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm and thebook Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education. She loves all things assessment. David W. Marshall


This book is an important reminder of the necessity for college and university actors to become aware of the critical role they play in the construction of effective learning environments. The authors advocate for a renewed sense of agency where students, faculty, and administrators do not succumb to a culture of compliance. The authors not only ask for a more active and conscious participation in the construction of learning environments, but also for a more honest and public dialogue about the dynamics that work or do not work in higher education institutions. This book is required reading for educational leaders who want to construct creative, caring, and collaborative forms of learning in higher education institutions.--Teachers College Record (6/11/2018 12:00:00 AM)
"Amid the clutter of higher education initiatives, Tuning and the Degree Qualifications Profile stand out as complementary and comprehensive pathways toward degrees that matter. This book explains why and how."--James Grossman, Executive Director, American Historical Association
"Drawing on two historic outcomes-based frameworks developed in this century, the Degree Qualifications Profile and Tuning, Jankowski and Marshall describe and illustrate how institutions can now develop their own holistic learning system. Their 'consensus-based, aligned, learner-centered, and communicated' system prepares students with relevant twenty-first-century outcomes regardless of when they enter or re-enter our institutions. A must-read for institutional leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff across all institutional types."--Peggy Maki, Higher Education Consultant specializing in assessing student learning
"Rather than rehashing current debates about the usefulness of higher education, Jankowski and Marshall focus on the heart of the matter, student learning. By rethinking tired conventions, by questioning long held assumptions, and by pointing to the most useful and applicable resources, they offer practical steps for making education more effective and students more successful. Every college or university could stand to benefit from the practical and principled advice this book advances."--Paul L. Gaston, Trustees Professor, Kent State University

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