Trudy W. Banta
Professor, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Academic Planning and Evaluation

Higher Ed

  • Assessment
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Value of college

Trudy W. Banta is professor of higher education and senior advisor to the chancellor for academic planning and evaluation at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Considered a pioneer in outcomes assessment in higher education, Banta has received 10 national awards for her work in this field. Before moving to IUPUI in 1992, Banta was the founding director of the Center for Assessment Research and Development at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Banta has developed and coordinated 30 national conferences and 15 international conferences on the topic of assessing quality in higher education. She has written or edited 20 published volumes on assessment, contributed 30 chapters to other published works, and written more than 300 articles and reports. She is the founding editor of Assessment Update, a bi-monthly periodical published since 1989 by Jossey-Bass.