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Hopgood, Debra C. – Assessment Update, 2004
In fall 2000, Eastern Illinois University implemented an electronic writing portfolio (EWP) to assess students' writing skills. Students who were freshmen in fall 2000 and transfer students enrolling under the fall 2000 catalogue or subsequent catalogues must submit materials to the EWP. The EWP submissions come from each academic level as…
Descriptors: General Education, Writing Skills, Transfer Students, Faculty
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Ferris, Sharmila Pixy; Overdorf, Virginia G. – Assessment Update, 2004
William Paterson University (WPUNJ) is a midsize, public, comprehensive university in northern New Jersey, seventeen miles from New York City. The university offers thirty undergraduate and nineteen graduate degree programs in five colleges, has 350 full-time faculty members, and enrolls approximately 11,000 students. While faculty and staff at…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Educational Policy
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Willard, Wanda A.; Dearing, Frances; Belair, Susan J. – Assessment Update, 2004
Monroe Community College (MCC), a two-year institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, attempted to launch an assessment initiative in 1990 but was only marginally successful. The effort concluded in 1991 with the development of student learning objectives for several academic programs. The early assessment organization featured…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Faculty, Community Colleges
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Gerretson, Helen; Golson, Emily – Assessment Update, 2004
In 1998, the University if Northern Colorado's General Education Council began to discuss ways of improving assessment of the general education program. Their search ended in a formal implementation of course-embedded assessment in all general education courses beginning in fall 2001. Course-embedded assessment is a classroom-based process that…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, General Education, Evaluation Methods, Grading
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Nord, Leslie Lea – Assessment Update, 2004
At Brown Mackie College, a private junior college in Kansas, faculty members are immersed in student learning on a daily basis and are doing an excellent job of incorporating assessment techniques in their classrooms. However, they depend mostly on administrative staff to help them provide a conducive environment to learning for the students. The…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Administrator Attitudes
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Pike, Gary R. – Assessment Update, 2004
Mississippi State University is participating in a pilot test of the Beginning College Student Survey (BCSS), the newest addition to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The BCSS is designed to provide information about students' experiences in high school and expectations for college and parallels NSSE's premier survey of college…
Descriptors: College Students, Institutional Research, Student Surveys, Student Experience
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Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2004
One of the most ambitious and intriguing developments in higher education in the world today is the so-called Bologna process in Europe. An initiative of the European Union, this process began in June 1999 when twenty-nine ministers in charge of higher education met to begin creating a European higher education area within which the comparability…
Descriptors: Credentials, Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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