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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, 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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Banta, Trudy W., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2012
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Closing the Loop: How an Assessment Project Paved the Way for GE Reform (Joan Hawthorne and Anne Kelsch); (2) Value-Added? Committing to Quality: Guidelines for Assessment and Accountability in Higher Education (David C. Paris); (3) Creating a Cadre of Assessment…
Descriptors: General Education, Educational Change, College Outcomes Assessment, Accountability
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Loughman, Thomas P.; Hickson, Joyce; Sheeks, Gina L.; Hortman, J. William – Assessment Update, 2008
During the past two decades, colleges and universities have used best practices from corporate management such as total quality management, strategic planning, management by objectives, benchmarking, data warehousing, and performance indicators. Many institutions of higher learning now have adopted comprehensive and multifaceted approaches to…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Total Quality Management
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Jorgensen, Marcus – Assessment Update, 2008
In the author's position as director of institutional effectiveness and currently as a department assessment chair, he relates that he has found it useful to use an analogy between flossing one's teeth and instituting assessment. There are more similarities between flossing and assessment than one might imagine. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Logical Thinking
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Somera, R. Ray D. – Assessment Update, 2007
The college president's role in supporting and promoting student learning outcomes and institutional assessment is a herculean one. At Guam Community College (GCC), the president has been performing a crucial role in setting an assessment example for the rest of the college community since he took office on June 16, 2001. Seeking to model an…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Leadership
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D'Allegro, Mary Lou – Assessment Update, 2005
Most publications on outcomes assessment take a holistic approach: they focus more on the whole of assessment than on its components. They describe entire academic assessment programs and their cumulative impact on institutional effectiveness. Some evaluation articles characterize assessment components such as instruments, findings, and use of…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Planning, Higher Education
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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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Pike, Gary R. – Assessment Update, 2005
For many colleges and universities, surveys constitute an important component of efforts to assess institutional effectiveness. Although the use of surveys in assessment is widespread, the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI) report notes that examples of the use of survey results in academic decision making are relatively rare.…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, College Outcomes Assessment, Student Evaluation, Higher Education
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Aloi, Susan L. – Assessment Update, 2005
In autumn 2003, the author conducted a study of the best practices in linking assessment and strategic planning in higher education by visiting three institutions that represent models in integrating these processes. Information was gathered by interviewing faculty, staff, and administrators involved in the institutions' strategic planning or…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Data Analysis, Educational Planning, Higher Education
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Smith, Joshua S. – Assessment Update, 2005
Academic research, statewide reports, and regional report cards describing K-12 student achievement on standardized tests have become commonplace throughout the US. Incorporating outcomes assessment in higher education is proceeding more slowly. Faculty and staff at colleges and universities have not embraced the assessment movement, and many…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Grackin, Janice A. – Assessment Update, 2005
Building a campuswide culture of assessment is a complex, long-term goal, and the process for achieving such a lofty goal must be thoughtfully planned, persistently and sensitively implemented, and, above all, inclusive of the various campus constituencies that form the backbone of the academic community. Often as campus assessment initiatives…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Study Habits, Research Universities, Institutional Evaluation
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Boorstein, Margaret F.; Knapp, Loretta – Assessment Update, 2005
Values and realities may have difficulty coexisting on a college campus. What is expressed in an institution's mission and what actually occurs may be far apart. In some instances, the academic values incorporated within a mission and the realities of implementation operate in completely separate channels and rarely interact. In other cases, the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Conflict, Higher Education, Liberal Arts
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Weiner, Charles S.; McMillan, Douglas N. – Assessment Update, 2005
In November 2003, Southeastern Oklahoma State University underwent a comprehensive reaccreditation visit conducted by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Throughout the visit, Southeastern was commended for the assessment culture that had been created on campus. The team concluded that…
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Organizational Culture, Participative Decision Making
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Bennion, Donald H.; Harris, Michael – Assessment Update, 2005
Fostering a culture of assessment is extremely challenging work. In this article, the authors show how Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has approached this challenge and how the authors' experience can help others who are struggling with the same issue. An effective and self-reinforcing assessment culture cannot be established overnight but…
Descriptors: Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Universities, Institutional Evaluation
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