The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has announced that the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is one of the winners of the 2011 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. DLIFLC was recognized as "the foreign language teaching institution of the U.S. military" which "focuses on enhancement of language skills of military and non-military personnel."
The CHEA Award was established in 2005 to recognize institutions that have been exceptional in developing and applying evidence of student learning outcomes to improve higher education quality and accountability. A committee selected from higher education institutions, accrediting organizations and the public judged the winners on the basis of four award criteria: 1) articulation and evidence of outcomes; 2) success with regard to outcomes; 3) information to the public about outcomes and 4) use of outcomes for educational improvement.
In addition to DLIFLC, CHEA awards also go to the James Madison University’s Social Work Program; Miami Dade College; and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy.
“CHEA is pleased to acknowledge the work of these institutions and programs in providing examples of institutional progress and effective approaches to the use of student learning outcomes,” said CHEA President Judith Eaton.
(L-R) Dr. John Dill, chief Civilian Personnel Management Service, CHEA President Dr. Judith Eaton, DLIFLC Provost Dr. Donald Fischer, and Dr. Robert Savukinas, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
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