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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., 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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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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Choban, Michael E.; Choban, Gary M.; Choban, David – Assessment Update, 2008
Why is the implementation of learning outcomes assessment in higher education proceeding so grudgingly? When assessment results are obtained, why are they so rarely integrated into the strategic planning process? These questions remain prominent in spite of over a decade of intensive effort on the part of educational accrediting agencies to…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Standardized Tests
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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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Brill, Robert T. – Assessment Update, 2008
The author is an outgoing faculty chair of the college assessment committee (CAC) at Moravian College. In this article, he shares the learned principles and constructive practices that guided his ten years of successful progress in fostering assessment: (1) Assessment must be part of the strategic plan; (2) Assessment language must be consistently…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Role Models, Faculty Evaluation, Administrator Role
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Allen, Jo – Assessment Update, 2007
In this article, the author discusses how educators can set the context of assessment conversations by looking at "well-lighted sites" for valuable, though certainly introductory, explorations that can set the stage for the more probing and more complex assessment work to come. The author suggests that in initial assessment conversations, it may…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Higher Education, Accountability, Outcomes of Education
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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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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