Assessment Book Club

Join your AALHE colleagues as we discuss assessment-related books chosen by members. In the meetings, we will discuss the selected book and respond to questions posed by the discussion leader. This summer, we are going to focus on one book with select chapters divided over our summer meetings. Meetings will be held via Zoom with discussions at varied times to accommodate those joining from different time zones.

Selected Book

The book we will be reading this summer is Improving Student Learning at Scale: A How-To Guide for Higher Education, by Keston H. Fulcher (Author), Caroline O. Prendergast (Author), Natasha A. Jankowski (Afterword), and Stephen P. Hundley (Foreward).

The book is available for purchase at many book sellers including Stylus Publishing and Amazon.


Make plans to attend one discussion, or attend them all! Details and a reminder will be sent out prior to each meeting, and AALHE Members may access the Book Club recordings via the Webinar Library. The Assessment Book Club is open to AALHE members only. Become an AALHE Member today to participate!


Discussion Dates 

   Chapters   Dates (Choose 1 of 2)
Discussion Group 1
Chapter 1 Laying Out the Problem
Chapter 2 What Could Learning Improvement Look Like in Higher Education?
Chapter 3 Dismantling Learning Improvement

Wednesday, June 8, 3:15 – 4:00 PM EDT AALHE Conference Online Session
Wednesday, June 8: 4:15 – 5:00 PM EDT AALHE Conference In-Person Session
(Sign up via Whova for either session.)

Discussion Group 2
Chapter 4 Testing the Collective Will to Improve
Chapter 5 Vision
Chapter 6 Where Are We Now?

Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Thursday, June 30, 4:00 PM EDT

Members may register here

Discussion Group 3
Chapter 7 Developing Interventions
Chapter 8 Intervention Implementation
Chapter 9 Reassessment

Tuesday, July 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Thursday, July 28, 4:00 PM EDT

Members may register here



  • What if I've already read this book? - Great! We would like to encourage you to volunteer to help lead the discussion, develop one to two questions, and discuss highlights about the reading.
  • What if I didn't read the reading but I want to be at the discussion? - Great! We can't all talk at once in an hour-long book discussion, so feel free to join in and listen along.
  • What if I can't meet at these times? - We can't accommodate everyone's schedule. The Zoom meetings will be recorded and added to the Webinar Library for anyone who cannot participate.

Questions? Please email Marty Warren [email protected].