Bloomington Assessment & Research is engaged in several ongoing collaborations that address a variety of issues for IU Bloomington undergraduate students. We work with schools, departments, academic and auxiliary units to understand and improve undergraduate education. BAR also partners with the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU), Big 10 and Bay View Alliance peers and other universities in the United States and Canada to find solutions to some of higher education's most vexing problems.
Partnerships with IU Bloomington Colleagues and with Peer Institutions
Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses
The SEISMIC project aims to advance equity and inclusion in foundational STEM courses. Our model for change is grounded in recent research exploring the reasons for the relatively slow adoption of evidence-based approaches to STEM education. SEISMIC at IU Bloomington is a partnership between BAR, the Center for Learning Analytics & Student Success and the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning.
Learning Analytics Fellows
BAR partners with the Center for Learning Analytics & Student Success to support the Learning Analytics Fellows program. LA Fellows propose data-focused research projects and work with CLASS and BAR to find the right data and develop new approaches to data-informed instruction. Our work on using data to become a better instructor was recently featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
APLU Powered by Publics
BAR represents IU Bloomington in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Cluster of the Powered by Publics initiative, sponsored by the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities. The Big Ten Academic Alliance Cluster focuses on retention, persistence, and the achievement gap.
BAR works with academic advisors in University Division as well as various campus schools to design new ways for data to inform their work advising students in course planning, as well as providing support to address retention concerns. Read more about a recent BAR partnership with advisors in the IU News Room.
Advance College Project
BAR partners with Advance College Project, IU's pre-college dual enrollment program serving over 16,000 high school students, to understand how ACP credits impact students who enroll as undergraduate students at IU Bloomington, and how ACP courses support students throughout Indiana and surrounding states.