Dr. Peggy L. Maki
Specializing in Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education
Peggy L. Maki writes, speaks about, and consults with higher education organizations and institutions on the process of assessing student learning, an internally motivated and shared commitment to currently enrolled students’ equitable progress toward achieving high-quality learning outcomes. She has consulted at over 650 institutions in the United States and abroad and has written books and articles on assessment for over 22 years. Among those in the recent past are Real-Time Student Assessment: Meeting the Imperative for Improved Time to Degree, Closing the Opportunity Gap, and Assuring Student Competencies for 21st-Century Needs (Stylus, 2017), and Transforming Digital Learning and Assessment (co-edited with Peter Shea, Stylus, 2021).
She served as the former American Association for Higher Education’s (AAHE) senior scholar on assessment; a consultant in the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ (AAC&U’s) annual General Education and Assessment Institutes; and a member of several advisory boards, including one for the Lumina Foundation. Currently, she serves on the National Advisory Panel of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). In addition, she has served as sole consultant to two states’ commissions of higher education, working with faculty, other educators, and institutional leaders to develop institutions’ assessment reports focused on assessing students’ authentic work. Currently she is focused on ways to humanize assessment reporting, challenging prevailing reductionist reporting requirements. She is the recipient of a national teaching award, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.