Anchor Learning Network

Community Engagement and the Institutional Research and Decision Support have led the university in joining the Anchor Learning Network.

The Anchor Learning Network (ALN) is designed to facilitate a more rapid and effective advancement of the anchor mission within member institutions, in home communities, and across the higher education sector. By leveraging a peer learning framework, ALN members will systematically transform higher education to fully serve its public mission and advance the long-term social, economic, and physical health of our campuses and communities.

The Anchor Learning Network began as the Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort, launched in the fall of 2014, with benchmarking of an initial set of measures beginning in the fall of 2015. Membership as of 2022 includes 31 institutions from across the US and Canada.

For more information, email the Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success at ies@vcu.edu.