The Global Perspective Institute (GPI) was established a decade ago to study and provide services in assessment and the promotion of holistic development and learning. Larry Braskamp, the President of (GPI), and other colleagues have worked on a number of projects including the construction of the Global Perspective Inventory and a major initiative with Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
The current project includes a set of Guides on presidential assessment for use by governing boards of nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Larry Braskamp, the author of the Guides, has studied and written about assessment and has held administrative positions (dean, provost, interim president, executive director) at several institutions (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Elmhurst College, and Council of Higher Education Accreditation). He has and currently serves on boards at nonprofit organizations.