Associate dean appointed to task force to improve student learning

by University Communications,

Mark Stewart, associate dean for faculty development, has been named a Teagle Assessment Scholar by Wabash College’s Center of Inquiry.

Through his role, he is joining a network of specialists to help institutions — including Willamette University — become better using assessment evidence to improve student learning.

His other responsibilities include aligning assessment methods with campus processes and values, improving governance structures and strengthening faculty and staff incentives to support a campus culture of assessment.

“What drew me to this particular program was its clear emphasis on assessment as service,” Stewart says. “Consistent with Willamette's motto, Non nobis solum nati sumus (Not unto ourselves alone are we born), Teagle Scholars are dispatched across the country to work alongside peers in an advisory capacity to facilitate assessment efforts elsewhere — not just the scholars’ home campuses.”

As described on the Center of Inquiry’s website, “The Teagle Scholar Program identifies and develops people who have the knowledge, technical skills, social prowess and political savvy necessary to help colleges and universities use evidence to strengthen the impact of liberal arts education for students.”

More information about the Teagle Assessment Scholar Program can be found on the Center of Inquiry’s website.