Noted Assessment Scholar to Speak at FSU
Dr. George D. Kuh, Chancellor’s Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at Indiana University in Bloomington, will be a guest speaker at Fayetteville State University (FSU) on November 7-8, 2013, during the “Implementing and Assessing High Impact Practices Symposium.” Kuh will speak on Nov. 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Shaw Auditorium in the School of Business and Economics, and on Nov. 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the J.C. Jones Board Room in the Charles W. Chesnutt Library. The symposium, sponsored by Division of Academic Affairs, is free and open to the public.
In addition to his emeritus status at Indiana University, Kuh is Adjunct Professor of Education Policy at the University of Illinois. He founded Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and related instruments for law students, beginning college students, and faculty. He directs the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and founded the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), the first-ever in-depth look at the factors that help or hinder the careers of graduates of arts-intensive training high schools and postsecondary institutions. At Indiana University, he served as chairperson of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (1982-84), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education (1985-88), and Associate Dean of the Faculties for the Bloomington campus (1997-2000).
Kuh has 375 publications and made several hundred presentations on topics related to institutional improvement, college student engagement, assessment strategies, and campus cultures. His recent books include Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2005, 2010), Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle: Research, Propositions, and Recommendations (2007), High Impact Practices (2008), and Ensuring Quality and Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale (2013).
He has been a consultant to more than 350 institutions of higher education and educational agencies in the United States and abroad. A past-president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, he serves on the Board of Regents at Luther College and the National Leadership Council for the Association of American Colleges and Universities “Liberal Education and America’s Promise” initiative. In 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education described George as a “towering figure” who “really launched the field of assessment of institutional quality.”
Kuh’s contributions have been recognized with major awards from various groups including the American Educational Research Association, Association for Institutional Research, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and National Center on Public Policy in Higher Education. In addition, he received the Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Iowa, Distinguished Alumni Award and Educational Leadership Award for Teaching from St. Cloud State University, several Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards from Indiana University, and Indiana University’s prestigious Tracy Sonneborn Award for a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching. NASPA named its award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research after him in 2011.
Kuh received the Bachelor of Arts Degree from Luther College, Master of Science from St. Cloud State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa as well as seven honorary degrees.
Founded in 1867, FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. It offers nearly 60 degrees in the arts, sciences, business, and education at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. It serves a student body of nearly 6,000 students and has a faculty and staff of approximately 900.
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