HBCU Collaboration for Excellence in Educational Quality Assurance
In the Fall of 2017, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), the Office of Educational Outcomes and Assessment at the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Office of University Assessment at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University teamed up to conceptualize the HBCU Collaborative for Excellence in Educational Quality Assurance (HBCU‑CEEQA), a structured collaborative comprised of assessment and institutional effectiveness professionals from HBCUs. The inaugural convening of CEEQA took place June 21-22, 2018, on the historic Morehouse School of Medicine campus in Atlanta, GA. CEEQA is composed of assessment and institutional effectiveness leaders dedicated to advancing student learning, institutional quality, and student success. Our collaborative seeks to help address accountability measures while being true to HBCU missions.
HBCU CEEQA Preconvening, October 2018
The goals of CEEQA are to:
- Maximize the use of tools, processes, and human resources dedicated to outcomes assessment and evidence-based decision making at partner HBCU institutions,
- Enhance the use of systematic, evidence-based practices for assessment and institutional effectiveness among partner institutions to more effectively communicate assessment outcomes to internal and external stakeholders,
- Provide a platform for showcasing the culturally relevant assessment and evaluation practices that are used at HBCUs to tell our story and to demonstrate the impact of HBCUs within the academy,
- Provide an opportunity for shared scholarly output in the form of joint research, publications, and conference presentations for assessment, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness professionals at partner institutions.
The vision of HBCU CEEQA is to leverage the collective expertise of assessment professionals to promote the use of best-practices in assessment and evaluation and to demonstrate the effectiveness of HBCUs in the achievement of common educational aims.