Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment

Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment

A 19-year history of dedication to Creighton University's commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning by offering faculty and staff the opportunity to: Imagine the opportunities; Reflect on best practices; Collaborate with campus colleagues; and Transform student learning.


Imagine...the Opportunities.
Given the changing landscape of higher education, pedagogical innovations, and student needs, AEA invites creative engagement among faculty and staff, through ongoing, comprehensive university-wide professional development programs and services.  Additionally, AEA manages an interdisciplinary team of AEA Associates to provide programming, consultation, and outreach to promote a community of learners.

Reflect...on Best Practices.
Reflection--an integral component of Jesuit education--is fostered as AEA offers processes of inquiry, experimentation, and reflection with campus colleagues; engages faculty and staff in the assessment of student learning processes; and collects, reports and analyzes university-related data to provide comprehensive analysis and transparency of best practices, national rankings and strategic reporting.

Collaborate...with Campus Colleagues.
Collaboration and conversation create a community of life-long learners; AEA programs offer innovative, interprofessional and interdisciplinary engagement with faculty and staff in elevating dialogue on excellence in teaching and assessment of student learning. Annually, the AEA Development Grant Program provides "seed" money for work in its early stages relevant to assessment of student learning or Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects.

Transform...Student Learning.
"Creighton University exists for students and learning."  Faculty and staff pursue an excellence in teaching and student learning that extends beyond the brick and mortar of our classroom into the communities in which we live, to include service learning.  The comprehensive, faculty-led assessment of student learning process provides continual growth and development, among the individuals, departments, and schools / colleges.

To that end, the Office manages:


Addition Resources for teaching and student learning support include:

Located in Brandeis 111, AEA is open for drop-in questions or to browse current teaching, learning, and assessment books and journals. After being displayed in the office for a short time, those books are made available through Reinert Alumni Library. Search for "Academic Excellence and Assessment Collection" online to browse the available titles or click here to go there directly. 

For inquiries about faculty development programming, contact
Michele King at x3036.

To learn more about assessment, course design, student learning processes, effective teaching methods, or how you can be a part of the AEA, contact 
Mary Ann Danielson at x2535.