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Accreditation Report 2002
Core Campuses: Bloomington and Indianapolis

for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
and the Indiana Professional Standards Board

Faculty Vita

Trudy Banta, Ed.D.

Title: Professor of Higher Education, Vice Chancellor, Planning and Institutional Improvement, IUPUI
Office: IUPUI Administration Bldg. 140
Campus: Indianapolis
Year of appointment: 1992

Academic Degrees

Ed.D. University of Tennesee Educational Psychology
M.A. University of Kentucky Counseling
B.A. University of Kentucky Biology and History

Professional Experience

1992-Present Vice Chancellor for Planning and Institutional Improvement and Professor of Higher Education, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
1989-1992 Professor and Director, Center for Assessment Research and Development, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1986-1989 Director, National Assessment Resource Center, funded by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and Research Professor, Learning Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1981-1986 Professor, Bureau of Educational Research and Service, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1979-1982 Administrative Intern, then special Assistant to the Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1967-1981 Assistant, then Associate, then Professor, College of Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Selected Publications

    Banta, T.W. (1999). Assessment and institutional research. In J. Bess (Ed.), Foundations of American higher education (2nd ed.). ASHE Publications.

    Banta, T.W. (1999). Assessment in community colleges: Setting the standard for higher education? Boulder, CO: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

    Banta, T.W. (1999). Assessment update: The first ten years. Boulder, CO: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

    Palomba, C.A., & Banta, T.W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    de Winter Hebron, C., & Banta, T. W. (1999) Editorial. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 24 (2).

    Banta, T.W., Black, K., & Lambert, J. (1999). Program assessment for improvement and accountability in the United States. In Fourie, M., Strydom, A.H., & Stetar, J.. (Eds.), Reconsidering quality assurance in higher education: Perspectives on programme assessment and accreditation. The University of the Orange Free State: Bloemfontein, South Africa.

    Banta, T.W., Black, K.E., & Ward, E.R. (1999). Using assessment to ensure the quality of post-baccalaureate programs. Continuing Higher Education Review, 63.

    Banta, T.W. (2000). Foreword. In M.E. Huba and J.E. Freed (Eds). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Allyn & Bacon: Needham Heights, MA.

    Kuh, G.D. & Banta, T.W. (2000). Faculty-student affairs collaboration on assessment: Lessons from the field. About Campus, 4 (6) 4-11.

    Devlin, P. J., & Banta, T.W. (2001) Editorial. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 26 (5) 389.

    Palomba, C.A. & Banta, T.W. (2001). Assessing student competence in accredited disciplines: Pioneering approaches to assessment in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

    Banta, T.W., Lambert, J., & Black, K. (2001). Collaboration counts: The importance of cooperative work in assessing outcomes in higher education. In Academic Networks and Production of Knowledge in Higher Education. Brazil: INEP - National Institute of Educational Research at Brasilia.

    Banta, T.W. (2001). IUPUI - University College Assessment. In Swing, R. L. (Ed.), Proving and improving strategies for assessing the first college year (Monograph No. 33)(pp. 103-104). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

    Banta, T.W., Black, K.E. & Kline, K.A. (2001, August, 28). The challenge to assess outcomes in student affairs. NASPA's NetResults. Retrieved August 29, 2001, from /article.cfm?ID=428&category=Feature.

    Banta, T.W. & Hamilton, S. J. (2002). Barking at straw dogma. In Schwartz, P. & Webb, G. (Eds.), Assessment: Case studies, experience and practice from higher education. London, England: Kogan Page.

    Banta, T.W. & Associates (2002). Building a scholarship of assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Funded Projects

    1981-83 NCHEMS-Kellogg Student Outcomes Project - One of seven in the U. S. funded by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and administered by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems in Boulder, Colorado. ($12,500)

    1986-89 Assessment Resource Center - One of 75 projects selected from an application pool of 2100 for support by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. ($374,000)

    1988 Higher Education Assessment Audit. Invited to become sole source contractor for project funded by the Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. ($10,000)

    1989-92 Applying Deming's Quality Improvement Strategies to Assessment in Higher Education. One of 70 projects funded by FIPSE from an application pool of 2000. ($363,000)

    1990 A Longitudinal Study of the Gain in Student Development Promoted by a General Education Program. Project funded by the American Association for Higher Education. ($2,000)

    1990-92 Development of a national survey, "Quality and Importance of Recreational Activities," for the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association. ($20,000)

    1993 Computerized Adaptive Testing for Elementary Talent Development Selection. Project funded with a Kempf grant from Indiana University School of Education. ($8,200)

    1996 Flashlight Project (Evaluation of the use of technology in instruction.) Contract with Annenberg/CPB ($35,000).

    2000 Deans Academy. Professional development project funded by the USA Group Foundation ($6000).

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

    American Association for Higher Education (AAHE).
    American Educational Research Association (AERA).
    Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
    European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR).
    Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Lambda Theta, Kappa Delta Pi
    Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).

Conference Presentations

    Administrators of Accounting Programs - Panelist at annual meeting.

    American Association for Higher Education - Advisor on outcomes assessment and annual meeting presenter.

    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy – Workshop presenter.

    American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences – Workshop presenter.

    American College Personnel Association - Speaker at annual meeting.

    American College Testing Program – Featured workshop presenter for a series conducted in 8 cities.

    American Library Association – Consultant.

    American Productivity and Quality Center – Consultant and conference presenter.

    American Veterinary Medicine Association - Speaker at annual meeting.

    Association for Institutional Research - Practicum presenter at annual meetings and NSF/NCES Project advisor.

    Association of American Colleges - Planning session advisor and presenter at annual meetings.

    Association of American Dental Schools - Consulting editor for manual on assessment, conference presenter.

    Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. - Speaker at annual meeting.

    Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts – Featured speaker.

Service/Outreach Projects


    GRADES Council (a community evaluation board serving the Indianapolis public schools) - 2002 to present

    United Way Community Service Council Board Member - 1993 to present

    Ruth Lilly Health Education Center -

    Board Member, 1993 – 2000 Executive Committee, 1995 - 2000 Secretary, 1995 - 2000 Children’s Museum Strategic Planning Committee

    Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Indiana Chapter – Executive Committee – 1999 to present

    Clarian Health Partners Community Service Board – 1999 to present

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