Peer Review

Fall 2018

This Peer Review celebrates AAC&U’s VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiative’s first ten years. The issue features highlights of what we have learned from faculty VALUE rubric use and identifies emerging goals for the initiative’s future.

Summer 2018

While the pace of change in higher education can be slow, general education has emerged as a space of innovation, collaboration, thoughtfulness, creativity, and inquiry. This issue explores lessons learned from the AAC&U Institute on General Education and Assessment in which campus teams refine and advance programs using the General Education Maps and Markers (GEMs) framework.

Spring 2018

This issue presents findings from the eight-campus LEAP Challenge: Engaging in Capstones and Signature Work project consortium. Cross-consortium perspectives are presented in the feature articles, which are organized around the five themes that emerged during the project—defining capstones and signature work, organizing capstones and signature work, student preparedness for capstones and signature work, institutional readiness for capstones and signature work, and assessing capstones and signature work.

Winter 2018

Global learning, which was once synonymous with “study abroad,” is now defined by the Global Learning VALUE rubric as “a critical analysis of and an engagement with complex, interdependent global systems and legacies (such as natural, physical, social, cultural, economic, and political) and their implications for people's lives and the earth's sustainability." This issue of Peer Review examines the role of global education in fostering local and global civic engagement.

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