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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2017
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Using National Benchmarking Data to Improve Student Learning in Chemistry at Lebanon Valley College (Marc A. Harris); (2) Mutually Dependent Outcomes: Using Assessment to Improve First-Year Retention and Student Learning (Alan Bearman and Elaine Lewis); (3) Emergent…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2012
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Expectations for Assessment Reports: A Descriptive Analysis (Keston H. Fulcher, Matthew Swain, and Chris D. Orem); (2) Editor's Notes: A Surprising Reaction (Trudy W. Banta); (3) Getting SMART with Assessment: ACTION Steps to Institutional Effectiveness (Eric Daffron…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Educational Development
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Mills, Shala; Bennett, Bryan; Crawford, C. B.; Gould, Lawrence – Assessment Update, 2009
A call to engagement at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) led to significant curricular and assessment changes in the university's Department of Political Science. The university unveiled the Year of the Department (YOTD) as "an ongoing strategic initiative for orchestrating change and aligning people, systems and culture at the basic unit…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Political Science, Methods, Teaching Methods
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Weed, Ellen J. – Assessment Update, 2007
During the 2006 fall semester, Nashville State Technical Community College (NSCC) completed a review of its general education program, including assessment of student success. A major advantage in assessing general education is that a number of measures are available for this purpose. A major disadvantage is that these measures rarely can be tied…
Descriptors: General Education, Program Effectiveness, Productivity, Discipline
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Nord, Leslie Lea – Assessment Update, 2004
At Brown Mackie College, a private junior college in Kansas, faculty members are immersed in student learning on a daily basis and are doing an excellent job of incorporating assessment techniques in their classrooms. However, they depend mostly on administrative staff to help them provide a conducive environment to learning for the students. The…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Administrator Attitudes