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George Kuh, University of Illinois

2016 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Keynote Speakers

V. Chunoo and Josh Davis chat with Dr. George Kuh about his life and his work with college students in preparation for the 2016 Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values (Feb 4-6, 2016) in Tallahassee, Florida. They discuss the role of activism, advocacy, morality, and character development in higher education throughout their conversation.

Dr. George D. Kuh is adjunct research professor at the University of Illinois and Chancellor’s Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at Indiana University (IU). He directs the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and was the founding director of IU’s Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) as well as related instruments for law students, beginning college students, and faculty.

George has about 400 publications and made several hundred presentations on topics related to institutional improvement, college student engagement, assessment strategies, and campus cultures. He has consulted with more than 375 institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. His recent books include Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015), Ensuring Quality and Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale (2013), High Impact Practices (2008), and Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter(2005, 2010). His work has been recognized with awards from the American College Personnel Association, American Educational Research Association, Association for Institutional Research, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and National Center on Public Policy in Higher Education.

George earned his B.A. from Luther College, M.S. from St. Cloud State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and has received ten honorary degrees.