by niloa@education.illinois.edu (National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)) / Aug 21, 2019, 5:45 AM

The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) which is co-affiliated with the College of Education at UIUC and at Indiana University officially launched its new website! We invite you to peruse the new website and browse through the freely-available resources.

by leapeck2@illinois.edu (Lea Peck) / Aug 21, 2019, 5:30 AM

Starting the first day of instruction for the fall semester, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus will be smoke & tobacco free. The new effort builds upon the smoke-free policy that was successfully implemented in 2014, banning the use of all smoke-producing tobacco products on campus.

by montene1@illinois.edu (Erick Montenegro) / Aug 21, 2019, 4:15 AM

The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) Designation – the first national initiative of its kind – recognizes colleges and universities that successfully integrate assessment practices across the institution, provide evidence of student learning outcomes to stakeholders, and utilize assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance. Seven new institutions have joined three prior classes for a grand total of 23 Designees to date.

by leapeck2@illinois.edu (Lea Peck) / Aug 7, 2019, 9:15 AM

Assistant Professor in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, Nathan Castillo's recent publication was named SpringerLink Editor's Monthly Choice.

Castillo's paper—Early-grade reading support in rural South Africa: A language-centered technology approach—describes a short-term study conducted in low-performing rural primary schools in South Africa.

For the month of August you can download Castillo's paper on SpringerLink for free.