April 15, 2008, 12:30 PM
Payne Room, 4th Floor Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East
The Case for Comparative Institutional Assessment of Higher Order Skills
Roger Benjamin is the President of the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), where he serves as principal investigator and project co-director of CAE's Collegiate Learning Assessment project. Dr. Benjamin was director of RAND Education from 1994 to 1999. He has served as dean, vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Minnessota and as senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Benjamin is the author and co-author of numerous publications about institutional design related to questions of political change and public policy. Among his recent publications are Breaking the Social Contract: The Fiscal Crisis in Higher Education (1997), The Implications of the Changed Environment for Governance (1998) and Value Added Assessment of Liberal Education, Peer Review (2002).