Center for Postsecondary Improvment


National Center for Postsecondary Improvement

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  • Welcome to the home page of Project Five of the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI).

    National Center for Postsecondary Improvement
    Based at Stanford University, NCPI is an institutional partnership among three leading research universities: Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan. NCPI's mission is to provide leadership for the transformation and improvement of postsecondary education in its diverse forms from research universities and comprehensive colleges to community colleges and vocational-technical schools. Through its research and dissemination activities, NCPI seeks to help institutions and policymakers adapt to a growing set of internal and external pressures, as well as to inform students, civic leaders, faculty and administrators about emerging issues in higher education.

    Project 5 - Student Learning and Assessment
    NCPI Project 5 examines the effectiveness of assessment mechanisms for improving student learning from three distinct vantage points from outside the institution through state policy and accreditation practices, from within the institution as it seeks to respond to change, and from the perspective of faculty and students, whose lives are affected by the shifting composition and preparedness of the nation's student population. The aim of these research activities is to uncover incongruencies across state, campus and individual levels and to develop recommendations for improving student learning and instructional quality.

    Project 5 Activities

    • Project 5.1 -- State Policies and Regional Accreditation Practices
    • Project 5.2 -- Institutional Support for Enhancing Student Assessment and Performance
    • Project 5.3 -- Academic programs and students



    The work reported herein is supported under the Educational Research and Development Center program, agreement number R309A60001, CFDA 84.309A, as administered by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education. The findings and opinions expressed in this web site do not reflect the position or policies of OERI or the U.S. Department of Education.

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