The Center for Learning Outcomes Assessment’s researchers and professional staff members are moving to redefine the construct of college student success through its University Learning Outcomes Assessment (UniLOA) and the Dynamic Student Development Metatheodol (DSDM).  The current nationwide college student graduation rate is around 55%. When considering the time and money spent as well as the loss of potential impact those not graduating might have contributed to the world around them, an attrition rate of 45% seriously questions the effectiveness of our current higher education paradigm.

A new way of measuring student growth, learning, and development is emerging that can  directly improve overall college student retention and graduation rates while positively affecting higher levels of holistic student performance.

An article presenting the DSDM was recently published by the New York Journal of Student Affairs.  To access it, click here.

Please click the links below to access the UniLOA National Report of Means, an informational video presenting the UniLOA and DSDM concept, or a PowerPoint presentation of the UniLOA and DSDM.


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The UniLOA project is pleased to announce opportunities for article co-authorship and research for interested higher education practitioners and doctoral/post-doctoral students.  Please click here for more information.