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Cluphf, David J.; Lox, Curt L. – Assessment Update, 2009
The purpose of this study was to use journal feedback from student teachers to understand and document how well the Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) program prepares teacher candidates in relation to the three primary goals of the PETE program. Analysis of the journals revealed areas of merit and concern for the PETE faculty. The most…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Cosgrove, John J.; McDoniel, Lawrence J. – Assessment Update, 2009
This article describes how St. Louis Community College has created a culture of action using mission-based assessment. By directly linking assessment processes to mission areas such as transfer education, the college has created a central, unifying theme for assessment. Because the mission is everyone's business, assessment in turn becomes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, College Outcomes Assessment, School Culture
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Tutt, Betty R.; McCarthy, Sherry – Assessment Update, 2006
In "The Other Curriculum: Out-of-Class Experiences Associated with Student Learning and Personal Development," George Kuh (1995) cites numerous benefits associated with a college education, including gains in knowledge, autonomy, social maturation, and personal acceptance; modest gains in verbal and quantitative skills, cognitive…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Liberal Arts, Individual Development, Higher Education
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Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2005
Last fall, the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education published the results of a five-state demonstration project aimed at developing common state-level benchmarks for student learning for its fifty-state report card, "Measuring Up." One of the instruments used in this Pew-funded project was the Collegiate Learning…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Higher Education, Demonstration Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Blattner, Nancy H.; Frazier, Christina L. – Assessment Update, 2004
Three core learning objectives in the University Studies (general education) curriculum at Southeast Missouri State University were targeted for assessment: the ability to locate and gather information; the ability to think, reason, and analyze critically; and the ability to communicate effectively. The Assessment Committee, an interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, General Education, Critical Thinking, Higher Education