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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Capstone Assessment as Faculty Development (Rowanna L. Carpenter, Seanna M. Kerrigan, and Vicki L. Reitenauer); (2) Using a Doctoral Program Entrance Assessment: Reflections on a Pilot Program and the Admissions Process (Robyne Elder); (3) Highlights of the 2018 HEDS…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Higher Education, Faculty Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Asking the Right Questions: Reflective Preparation for a Program Review (Corinne Renguette, Charles Feldhaus, and Elizabeth Wager; (2) The Neuroscience of Learning and Development: What Does That Mean for Assessment and Evaluation? (Marilee Bresciani Ludvik); (3)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Feedback (Response), Outcomes of Education
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Harper, Vernon B., Jr. – Assessment Update, 2009
Every ecological, educational, or organizational system possesses a defining trait, one that affords competitive advantage. The Virginia system of higher education has consistently leaned on its institutional diversity to produce one of the most well-educated and productive bodies of learners in the nation. Given the national climate, a commitment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Accountability
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Banta, Trudy W.; Pike, Gary R. – Assessment Update, 2007
The Commission on the Future of Higher Education appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings issued a report in September 2006 entitled "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education" [U.S. Department of Education, 2006(ED493504)]. Two key commission recommendations are stated: "Higher education institutions should…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Departments of Education, Accountability, Reliability
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Wehlburg, Catherine M. – Assessment Update, 2007
For quite some time, the call to close the feedback loop has been heard throughout higher education. Faculty and administrators have paid attention, and now they can more easily than ever point to the fact that at their institution, the feedback loop is almost always closed. As reviewers from accreditation teams visit campuses, they often hear…
Descriptors: Campuses, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Academic Achievement
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Mable, Phyllis – Assessment Update, 2005
This article discusses the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) which celebrated twenty-five years of service, stewardship, and spirit in 2004. CAS is a consortium of thirty-five higher education associations whose directors achieve consensus on the nature and application of standards that guide the work of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Experience, Organizations (Groups), Standards
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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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Goldschmidt, Nancy P. – Assessment Update, 2005
In 1997, the Oregon legislature directed the Oregon University System (OUS) to develop and implement performance measures and indicators with respect to broad policy goals of access, quality, employability, and cost-effectiveness. An advisory committee of representatives of the state's public colleges and universities was formed to shape the…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Advisory Committees, State Universities, Public Colleges
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Barefoot, Betsy – Assessment Update, 2004
Over the past twenty years, the attention that colleges and universities have paid to students' first year experience has grown exponentially. The reasons for this phenomenon include changes in demographic characteristics of the students themselves, concerns about the high dropout rate that peaks between the first and second year, and recognition…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Dropout Rate, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness
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Hayek, John; Kuh, George – Assessment Update, 2004
While most institutions know how many of their faculty members have terminal degrees and the number of books in the library, too few have reliable information about the frequency with which first-year students discuss ideas with faculty members outside class, how much time they spend on academic activities, or how often they interact with students…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Participation, Evaluation Methods, Student School Relationship
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Catchings, Billy – Assessment Update, 2004
Several years ago, the University of Indianapolis embarked on its self-study for North Central Association accreditation with the issue of quality assessment linked to outcomes. As such, its Department of Communication was forced to demonstrate outcomes-oriented evaluation of student learning. After an extensive audit of the department's…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Reflective Teaching, Curriculum, Learning Experience