Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment

Academic Excellence and Assessment

The Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment is celebrating a 20 year history of dedication to Creighton University's commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning.

In 1997, Dr. Shirley Scritchfield was asked to lead the newly formed Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.  Two decades later, the office has sported multiple names-Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment and the current Academic Excellence and Assessment-but what has remained constant is the annual programming designed to enhance student learning, promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, and facilitate institution-wide understanding of effective teaching.

This work has been accomplished thanks to the many faculty and staff who have both served as Faculty Associates and those who animatedly participated in semester-long work/reading groups, Time-Out-for-Lunch pedagogical sessions, and/or the Grants Series.  The AEA Faculty Development Grants have provided $320,390 to encourage and facilitate the development and creation of findings relevant to the assessment of student learning, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, or research relevant to institutional research, assessment and accreditation.

As AEA celebrates 20 years of promoting and supporting excellence in teaching, learning and assessment, we invite you to join our celebration of past accomplishments by actively engaging in the 2017-2018 programming, where you?ll experience opportunities to further develop your curricula, explore pedagogical challenges, and refine your assessment of student learning and/or scholarship of teaching and learning.

To that end, the Office manages:


Additional 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.