Trudy Banta, Ed.D.

Professor, Higher Education


Résumé/CV on Box

AO 140


  • Ed.D., Educational Psychology - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • M.A., Counseling - University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • B.A., Biology and History - University of Kentucky, Lexington


Recipient of ten national awards for her work, Dr. Banta has consulted with faculty and administrators in 47 states, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates on the topic of outcomes assessment and has given invited addresses on this topic at national conferences in Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Scotland, and Spain. She has developed and coordinated 26 national assessment conferences in the U.S. and 15 international conferences held in Australia, Austria, England, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa, and the United States.

Banta has written or edited 18 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 and winner of a national award for overall excellence in 2003 and the APEX Award for Editorial Writing in 2012.

Courses Taught

  • EDUC-C 750 / EDUC-U 550 Assessing the Effectiveness of Courses, Programs, and Institutions

Honors & Awards

  • 2011 Contribution to Knowledge Award from the American College Personnel Association.
  • 2008 National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education recognition for building a culture of evidence to improve learning at IUPUI.
  • 2008 IUPUI Outstanding Woman Faculty Leader – Senior Category.
  • 2005 University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
  • 2005 Senior Scholar Award of the American College Personnel Association.
  • 2005 Named a Founding Faculty Member of the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence.
  • 2003 Sidney S. Suslow Award of the Association for Institutional Research for significant scholarly contributions to higher education.
  • 2003 Gold Award of the Newsletter on Newsletters for editorial and overall excellence of Assessment Update.

Grants & Funding

  • 2005 Research grant from the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence ($5000)
  • 2000-02 STEP (Standards for Teacher Education Project). ($18,000 per year for 3 years).
  • 2000 Deans Academy. Professional development project funded by the USA Group Foundation ($6000).

Other Activities


  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement

Professional Associations

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa
  • Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)