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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2014
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Effective Leadership Assessment: A 360-Degree Process; (2) Editor's Notes: Accentuating the Positive in Our Work; (3) The Broadcast Education Association's Model Rubrics Project: Building Consensus One Rubric at a Time; (4) Building a Better…
Descriptors: Leadership, Professional Associations, Journalism Education, Scoring Rubrics
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Assessment Update, 2013
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Origins of the WASC Assessment Leadership Academy; (2) Editor's Notes: Parallel Paths to Progress in Assessment in Europe and the United States; (3) The Impact of the First Three Years of the WASC Assessment Leadership Academy; (4) Restructuring the Writing Program at…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Educational History
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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2013
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Through the Rearview Looking Glass: Collaborative Writing and the Accreditation Self-Study; (2) Editor's Notes: Another Glimpse of Evaluation in China; (3) Assessment Is Not a Spectator Sport: Experiencing Authentic Assessment in the Classroom; (4) Faculty Development…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Accreditation (Institutions), Self Evaluation (Groups), Evaluation
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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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Rodgers, Megan – Assessment Update, 2011
As readers of "Assessment Update" know, the call for assessment is sweeping over the globe, so much so that faculty and administrators are finding it difficult to ignore it--though many may wish they could. Unfortunately, awareness does not lead to an increase in assessment implementation because fear of assessment is still widespread. The push…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Evaluation Needs
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Klemic, George G.; Lovero, Eveann – Assessment Update, 2011
The authors are members of the Department of Business Administration, one of seven undergraduate departments in the College of Business (COB) at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. As part of both the COB's assessment plan and the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) of their regional accreditor, the authors assessed student learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Models, Higher Education, Evaluation
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Ebersole, Tara Eisenhauer – Assessment Update, 2009
It is critical to a successful assessment process that faculty play an active role in the development and administration of assessment programs. That process requires a good deal of consensus among faculty members. Once outcomes and an instrument have been decided on and data collected, the faculty must also agree on a course of action to improve…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Time Management, Program Effectiveness, Faculty
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Pike, Gary R. – Assessment Update, 2009
Over the last twenty years, colleges and universities have invested considerable effort and resources in programs that are designed to improve undergraduate learning and enhance student success. These programs range from first-year seminars and learning communities to service-learning programs and capstone courses. Given the costs associated with…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Participation, Colleges, Universities
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Hoyt, Jeff E. – Assessment Update, 2009
Griffith, Day, Scott, and Smallwood (1996) state, "Planning cannot survive without a budget, [and] neither planning nor budgeting can survive with integrity without assessment." If the integrity of planning and budgeting processes is affected by assessment, then this author argues that there are effective ways in which assessment can be…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Budgeting, Integrity, Evaluation
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Pike, Gary R. – Assessment Update, 2009
Civic engagement has become an important element in the mission of many colleges and universities. O'Meara (2005) found that almost two-thirds of the chief academic officers responding to a survey reported that their institution had updated its mission or strategic planning documents to include statements about civic engagement. However, only…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Service Learning, National Surveys, Higher Education
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Lencho, Mark W.; Longrie, Michael J.; Friedman, Stephen J. – Assessment Update, 2009
The current general education program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which was initiated in the mid-1990s, represents a much more prescriptive curriculum than the one prior to that time, when students were allowed to choose from a wide variety of courses. In 1999, three faculty members from the Department of Languages and Literatures…
Descriptors: General Education, Faculty, Higher Education, Evaluation
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Haney, Richard; McClellan, Debralee – Assessment Update, 2009
Frederick Community College's assessment of student learning within student affairs has evolved as a result of the confluence of three transformative initiatives: (1) the institution's decision to shape itself into a learning college; (2) the revision of accreditation standards, placing increased emphasis on institutional assessment and assessment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Academic Advising, Evaluation
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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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Goldman, Gloria K.; Zakel, Lori E. – Assessment Update, 2009
Assessment practices at Sinclair Community College have evolved since the early 1980s to a highly sophisticated set of processes that begin with the collection, analysis, and documentation of general education and program outcomes data and result in course and program improvements. A continuing challenge has been the development of new full-time…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evaluation, Definitions, College Faculty
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