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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) Mission Accomplished! The Development of a Competence-based E-portfolio Assessment Model (Shelley Schuurman, Scott Berlin, Jamie Langlois, and Julie Guevara); (2) The Third Rail of Assessment--Dangerous but Powerful (Dale L. Mort); (3) Video Killed the Radio…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Video Technology, Program Evaluation
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Weinstein, Daniel A.; Schneller, Beverly – Assessment Update, 2009
The degree specification project is a simple, yet pragmatic process of crystallizing the "identity" of the degrees offered in each discipline. In other words, what should students expect to have in the way of skills, knowledge, and abilities once they complete a degree in a specific discipline? Faculty first articulate three to five…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, English Departments, Intellectual Disciplines, College Outcomes Assessment
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Jones, Elizabeth A. – Assessment Update, 2009
The author has been working with colleagues Trudy Banta and Karen Black on a new Jossey-Bass book, "Designing Effective Assessment: Principles and Profiles of Good Practice," which focuses on assessment profiles from a variety of colleges and universities. These profiles also represent the spectrum of institutions from research…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Staff Development, Evaluation, College Faculty
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Brill, Robert T. – Assessment Update, 2008
The author is an outgoing faculty chair of the college assessment committee (CAC) at Moravian College. In this article, he shares the learned principles and constructive practices that guided his ten years of successful progress in fostering assessment: (1) Assessment must be part of the strategic plan; (2) Assessment language must be consistently…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Role Models, Faculty Evaluation, Administrator Role
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Jones, Peter R.; Laufgraben, Jodi Levine; Morris, Nancy – Assessment Update, 2005
Learning communities have been in operation at Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) since 1993. The goals of the program focus primarily on the creation of stronger social bonds among students as well as enhanced interaction within the classroom. The learning community approach attempts to foster an intellectual environment within which…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience, College Environment