NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 46 to 60 of 172 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2009
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, commonly referred to simply as "the stimulus package," is poised to pump over $100 billion into U.S. public education in the next few years. This allocation reflects the Obama administration's new commitment to education as a public good, which is embodied in President Obama's ambitious goal of…
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Postsecondary Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Harper, Vernon B., Jr. – Assessment Update, 2009
Every ecological, educational, or organizational system possesses a defining trait, one that affords competitive advantage. The Virginia system of higher education has consistently leaned on its institutional diversity to produce one of the most well-educated and productive bodies of learners in the nation. Given the national climate, a commitment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Accountability
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cosgrove, John J.; McDoniel, Lawrence J. – Assessment Update, 2009
This article describes how St. Louis Community College has created a culture of action using mission-based assessment. By directly linking assessment processes to mission areas such as transfer education, the college has created a central, unifying theme for assessment. Because the mission is everyone's business, assessment in turn becomes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, College Outcomes Assessment, School Culture
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Weinstein, Daniel A.; Schneller, Beverly – Assessment Update, 2009
The degree specification project is a simple, yet pragmatic process of crystallizing the "identity" of the degrees offered in each discipline. In other words, what should students expect to have in the way of skills, knowledge, and abilities once they complete a degree in a specific discipline? Faculty first articulate three to five…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, English Departments, Intellectual Disciplines, College Outcomes Assessment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Seifert, Kyle; Hurney, Carol A.; Wigtil, Clifton J.; Sundre, Donna L. – Assessment Update, 2009
The Academic Skills Inventory (Kruger and Zechmeister, 2001) was developed at Loyola University of Chicago and originally designed for use with psychology majors. It was later extended for use in a variety of academic programs. The Academic Skills Inventory (ASI) assesses student self-reports of behaviors in 10 skill areas: (1) written and oral…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Biology, Science Education, College Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bradley, W. James – Assessment Update, 2009
In November 2004, Calvin College was reviewed for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In its final report, the review team, as it has in evaluating many other colleges, faulted Calvin for insufficient progress in assessment, made some recommendations, and asked for a…
Descriptors: Colleges, Student Evaluation, College Outcomes Assessment, Change Strategies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Papadimitriou, Antigoni – Assessment Update, 2009
There are many ways to approach the evaluation of student learning. Portfolios, as collections of student work, are an increasingly popular assessment strategy, especially in the United States. Portfolios provide an exceptionally comprehensive picture of student learning. However, this assessment method requires extra effort to plan, to evaluate,…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Thinking Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
RiCharde, R. Stephen – Assessment Update, 2008
A persistent conflict between assessment professionals and faculty members in the humanities seems to focus inevitably on resistance to the concept of interrater reliability. While humanities faculty are often willing to engage in course-embedded assessment that uses some type of scoring rubric, when the demand for agreement in scoring is…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Humanities, Scoring Rubrics, College Faculty
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Eubanks, David A. – Assessment Update, 2008
Determining the success of a general education program can resemble the task of John Godfrey's six blind men in trying to acquaint themselves with an elephant. One man's approach is to feel the tusk and conclude that the elephant is a spear. Another approach leads to thinking that the broad side of the animal is a wall. The many ways of asking and…
Descriptors: General Education, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, College Students
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12