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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2019
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) What Makes a Performance Indicator an Equity-Driven, High-Performance Indicator? (Marilee Bresciani Ludvik); (2) Editor's Notes: The Leadership Imperatives for Assessment Excellence: Imperative #1, Making Assessment Excellence a Strategic Institutional Priority…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Indicators, Equal Education, Strategic Planning
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Hundley, Stephen P. – Assessment Update, 2019
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Organizing for Learning Improvement: What It Takes (Andrea M. Pope and Keston H. Fulcher); (2) Editor's Notes: The Leadership Imperatives for Assessment Excellence -- Imperative #2, Attracting and Retaining Talent to Support Assessment Excellence (Stephen P. Hundley);…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Promoting Faculty Engagement in Assessment: Relatively Simple Ideas (Elizabeth E. Smith and Sarah R. Gordon); (2) Comparing Trends in Graduate Assessment: Face to Face vs. Online Learning (Lesley Page and Mike Cherry); (3) Assessing Information Literacy on a Regional…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Program Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2017
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Lessons Learned: Graduate Student Assessment (Michael Cherry and Lesley Page); (2) Assessing the Assessor: A Response to Fulcher and Bashkov's "Do We Practice What We Preach? The Accountability of an Assessment Office" (Christine Robinson, John G. M.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Evaluation, Evaluators, Accountability
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2014
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Expanding Assessment Perspectives: The Importance of Student Leadership in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (Abraham J. Lauer and Jamie R. Korin); (2) Empowering Faculty and Students with Assessment Data (Jane M. Souza); (3) Including Faculty in Accreditation…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Empowerment
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2013
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Launching E-Portfolios: An Organic Process; (2) Editor's Notes: Envisioning Learning; (3) Promoting Student Affairs Buy-In for Assessment: Lessons Learned; (4) Working at Assessment; (5) Making the Case for Formative Assessment: How It Improves Student Engagement and…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Student Personnel Services, Evaluation
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2013
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Student Interpretation of Selected Degree Qualifications Profile Outcomes; (2) Editor's Notes: Ingenuity: A New Super Skill, a New Assessment Challenge, a New National Conversation; (3) Applying Qualitative Techniques to Assessment in Student Affairs; (4) Developing…
Descriptors: Profiles, Qualifications, Academic Degrees, Outcomes of Education
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Eubanks, David A. – Assessment Update, 2008
Determining the success of a general education program can resemble the task of John Godfrey's six blind men in trying to acquaint themselves with an elephant. One man's approach is to feel the tusk and conclude that the elephant is a spear. Another approach leads to thinking that the broad side of the animal is a wall. The many ways of asking and…
Descriptors: General Education, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, College Students
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Fulcher, Keston H. – Assessment Update, 2008
Scores of colleges and universities have pledged to promote lifelong learning in their most central document, the mission statement. Moreover, "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of Higher Education," the report from the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education (2006), stresses the importance of lifelong…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Higher Education, Test Validity, Lifelong Learning
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Claesgens, Jennifer; Scalise, Kathleen; Wilson, Mark; Stacy, Angelica – Assessment Update, 2008
When the final report of Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling's Commission on the Future of Higher Education was released in September 2006, the call for higher education to focus on measuring and reporting "meaningful student learning outcomes" was a major charge. The report's suggestion that some standardized tests might be used to collect…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Chemistry
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Wong, Erwin J.; Campos, Francisca C.; Buxton, Ralph W. – Assessment Update, 2008
Many people know the myth of Sisyphus, the ancient king who committed an offense against the gods and was condemned for an eternity to roll a boulder unsuccessfully to the top of a steep hill. Each time he reached the summit, the boulder, of its own weight, would roll back to the bottom, whereupon Sisyphus would have to begin laboriously rolling…
Descriptors: General Education, Student Evaluation, Community Colleges, College Students
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Doherty, Kathryn – Assessment Update, 2007
Towson University (TU) is in a period of growth in both students and facilities. To guide this growth, TU relies on its strategic plan, Towson 2010, to focus its strategic decisions through 2010. Release of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data for 2005 coincided with a call for academic excellence and accelerated growth at Towson…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, College Students, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Eck, Jim C.; Edge, Hoyt; Stephenson, Katherine – Assessment Update, 2007
Higher education research consistently finds that student attrition is caused by a lack of academic and social engagement. Many colleges and universities are now experimenting with living-learning communities in one form or another in order to enhance student-college fit. Rollins College, a selective comprehensive institution with a successful…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Integration, Data Analysis, Student Attrition
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Kuh, George D. – Assessment Update, 2005
Student engagement measures make valuable contributions to an institution's assessment program. Combined with other relevant information, such data help to tie together what students and institutions do, student outcomes, and other indicators of institutional performance. The results can be used in a variety of ways, from comparing student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Time on Task, Learning Processes, Student Experience
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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
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