Inside the Undergraduate Experience: The University of Washington's Study of Undergraduate Learning
March 2007, Jossey-Bass
2. Reserach Process.
3. Personal Growth.
4. Understanding and Appreciating Diversity.
5. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.
7. Quantitative Reasoning.
8. Information Technology and Literacy.
9. General Learning.
10. Summary and Last Words.
Gerald Gillmore is director emeritus of the University of Washington's Office of Educational Assessment. He served as the UW's coordinator of assessment from 1988 until 2001. In this capacity, he worked with departments across the university on assessing their curricula, developed a system of student and alumni surveys, led statewide assessment efforts in writing and quantitative reasoning, and represented the university at the state level. Dr. Gillmore developed the UW's Instructional Assessment System for collecting students' course evaluations, a system that is currently used at more than 60 colleges across the nation, as well as at the UW. He also developed and directed the State of Washington academic placement testing program. Dr. Gillmore received his Ph.D. in psychology in 1970 from Michigan State University. His research nterests and areas in which he has published include measurement theory, faculty evaluation, and assessment of student learning.
Andrew T. Fisher began his work on the UW SOUL in fall quarter 2000 as an undergraduate researcher, and he was hired to continue working with the study as a research assistant. He earned his B.A. in the comparative history of ideas in 2001 with a thesis on critical thinking. While an undergraduate, he began a group called Agora to serve as a meeting place for comparative history of ideas majors to discuss issues associated with their program and earned a Mary Gates Leadership Grant for this work. After traveling to Brazil and China he left the UW in 2004 to build a house with his father, and he is currently working in San Francisco. His many Interests include how and why people change their minds, the role of the personal in academic learning, and conflict resolution.