Saturday, September 27, 2008
George Kuh ’71
George Kuh, Bloomington, Ind., is known as one of the “nation’s most prominent, eloquent and forward thinkers about higher education” for his work in evaluating and improving the quality of undergraduate education. He currently is Chancellor’s Professor of Higher Education at Indiana University Bloomington and is director of the Center for Postsecondary Research, which houses the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
Kuh developed NSSE, an annual survey regarding student participation in university programs provided for personal and academic development. Since its inception, NSSE has played an integral role in reforming national perceptions and policies regarding student development. Kuh has been a consultant to more than 200 higher education institutions, has more than 300 publications to his credit and has made hundreds of presentations regarding student development, institutional improvement and assessment strategies.
Kuh is a past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and was honored with the association’s prestigious Research Achievement Award. He serves on the board of regents at Luther College and is involved with the National Leadership Council for the Association of American Colleges and Universities “Liberal Education and America’s Promise” initiative. He also sits on the editorial boards of “About Campus,” “Change,” “Higher Education Abstracts” and “Liberal Education.”
His work and dedication to higher education have earned him numerous awards, including Indiana University’s prestigious Tracy Sonneborn Award, the American College Personnel Association’s distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Educational Leadership Award for Teaching from St. Cloud State.