CIC-CLA Consortium Project
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) continues to work with a consortium of institutions that are using the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) instrument, an evaluation tool for measuring the cognitive growth of students. The goal of the CIC-CLA project is to learn more about programmatic features that correlate with “institutional effects” associated with larger-than-expected gains in students’ analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and writing skills. NSSE is one diagnostic tool that schools can use in their efforts. NSSE continues to provide workshops and Webinars to support institutions use of NSSE and CLA in combination. A data sharing agreement is being negotiated to explore the relationship between student engagement and learning outcomes measured by the CLA.