Association for the assessment of learning in higher education

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Template:Infobox Organization The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) is professional association for those with a professional interest in the field of assessment in higher education, including practitioners, faculty, and students.[1][2] The AALHE works to promote the use of student learning outcomes assessment in higher education to help institutions improve teaching and learning.[3]

Publications

The AALHE publishes a quarterly journal, Intersection, which features news within the organization, short articles, and interviews on the practice of assessment in higher education.

History

According to the website Assessment Commons, the AALHE is a "professional association for higher education assessment practitioners" which "became available to the assessment community in 2010."[4] Members of the organization gain access to "links to other assessment resources and presentations from previous AALHE conferences;" "opportunities for interaction about assessment issues, via topic-specific webinars;" Intersection, the organization's quarterly publication; and information about the organization's events.[5]

The organization was founded by Robert T. Mundhenk, a visiting scholar at the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[6] The association hosts annual conferences for assessment practitioners. In an interview with the Chronicle for Higher Education, Mundhenk stated that a main focus of the yearly conference is “getting assessment professionals to exchange ideas with one another.” [6]

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