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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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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) Accreditation and Assessment: The Root of My Teaching Metamorphosis (Barbara June Rodriguez); (2) Editor's Notes: Addressing a Question of Credibility (Trudy W. Banta); (3) Do We Practice What We Preach? The Accountability of an Assessment Office (Keston H. Fulcher…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Credibility, Accountability, Feedback (Response)
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Mills, Shala; Bennett, Bryan; Crawford, C. B.; Gould, Lawrence – Assessment Update, 2009
A call to engagement at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) led to significant curricular and assessment changes in the university's Department of Political Science. The university unveiled the Year of the Department (YOTD) as "an ongoing strategic initiative for orchestrating change and aligning people, systems and culture at the basic unit…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Political Science, Methods, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Ilk, Ozlem – Assessment Update, 2007
The most powerful single modification that enhances achievement is feedback. Feedback can be achieved through the use of classroom assessment techniques (CATs). CATs are designed to provide both faculty and students with the feedback necessary to increase the quality of teaching and learning throughout the semester (Angelo and Cross, 1993). CATs…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods
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Musun, Linda – Assessment Update, 2007
Once a campus reaches the point where all academic units are actively involved in assessing student learning outcomes, it is tempting to sit back and declare victory. However, it has been found that the assessment process itself must be assessed regularly in order for it to continue to be effective. Each spring, the campus-wide assessment…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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McCormack, Silvia – Assessment Update, 2004
In this article, the author describes an activity which was implemented in response to a question posed by her student. It was not a study implemented formally and so cannot offer contrasts and comparisons with previous student results. However, no student in this particular group handed in work that was below a pass. The exercise indicated that…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Feedback (Response), Evaluation Criteria, Student Evaluation
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Cassara, Shirley – Assessment Update, 2004
As an instructor of a multinational class, the author's challenge as a teacher was not the language but how to capitalize on the wealth of cultural diversity and keep the structure of the Group Dynamics course flexible and responsive. In this article, the author describes an exercise entitled "How Do I Know Thee: A Two-Part Program for Teachers…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Environment, Cultural Background