University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Jankowski is a contributor to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice:
Jankowski is a research professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses in higher education administration as well as assessment, accreditation, and accountability. She also serves as the Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Prior to NILOA, she served as a Research Assistant with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL).
Jankowski earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy from Illinois State University. She holds a master’s degree from Kent State University and a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Jankowski publishes reports and papers regularly through NILOA, and she has published two books with her NILOA colleagues, Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education and Degrees that Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm. She is a recipient of the Higher Education Administration Alumni Award from Kent State University for her work in assessment of student learning, an Academic Professional Excellence Award from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for her work with preparing future administrators, and the Outstanding Doctoral Student Medal from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from her dissertation research on the use of evidence of student learning.