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Outcomes-based academic and co-curricular program review : a compilation of institutional good practices

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Kirtland Community College Library LB 3051 .B74 2006 30775305532278 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 1579221408
  • ISBN: 9781579221409
  • ISBN: 1579221416
  • ISBN: 9781579221416
  • Physical Description: print
    xviii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-205) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Understandings of assessment and the scope of this book -- Why outcomes-based undergraduate academic program review is so important to the future of higher education -- Overview of outcomes-based assessment program review -- Criteria for good practices of outcomes-based assessment program review -- Key questions to consider when implementing good practice outcomes-based assessment program review -- Overcoming barriers to implementing outcomes-based assessment program review -- Recommendations for future considerations for implementing outcomes-based assessment program review components and evaluating their effectiveness.
Summary, etc.: This book offers far more than an introduction to the principles of assessment of student learning outcomes in the context of program review. Within a clearly structured framework, it systematically shares the good practices of some forty institutions recognized by independent scholars for their improvements in teaching/learning, research, and service, to offer examples and ideas for others to learn from and adapt. While the book focuses on assessment of the teaching mission, these same practices apply equally to student affairs, service and research activities. This book is intended for faculty, administrators and staff responsible for implementing and sustaining outcomes-based assessment program review. It aims to help them understand the "what", "why" and "how" of outcomes-based assessment program review. Rather than adopting a prescriptive approach, it provides a rich array of case studies and ideas as a basis for reflection and discussion to help institutions develop solutions that are appropriate to their own missions and cultures. This book answers such questions as what does good outcomes-based assessment program review practice look like from an institutional perspective? How have others initiated and conducted the process? Why did they choose their particular approaches; and who is doing replicable work? It links effective assessment practices with cyclical program review so that the single process of outcomes-based assessment informs many purposes: program review, strategic planning, professional accreditation, institutional accreditation, and possibly even the assessment of general education. This book illustrates the components of outcomes-based assessment program review, presents the criteria for identifying good practices and suggests steps for implementing a sustainable outcomes-based assessment program--and does so in a way that will engage readers in critical inquiry about what works well and what needs to be improved. - Publisher.
Subject: Educational tests and measurements United States
Competency-based education United States
College teaching United States
Education, Higher United States
Summary: This book offers far more than an introduction to the principles of assessment of student learning outcomes in the context of program review. Within a clearly structured framework, it systematically shares the good practices of some forty institutions recognized by independent scholars for their improvements in teaching/learning, research, and service, to offer examples and ideas for others to learn from and adapt. While the book focuses on assessment of the teaching mission, these same practices apply equally to student affairs, service and research activities. This book is intended for faculty, administrators and staff responsible for implementing and sustaining outcomes-based assessment program review. It aims to help them understand the "what", "why" and "how" of outcomes-based assessment program review. Rather than adopting a prescriptive approach, it provides a rich array of case studies and ideas as a basis for reflection and discussion to help institutions develop solutions that are appropriate to their own missions and cultures. This book answers such questions as what does good outcomes-based assessment program review practice look like from an institutional perspective? How have others initiated and conducted the process? Why did they choose their particular approaches; and who is doing replicable work? It links effective assessment practices with cyclical program review so that the single process of outcomes-based assessment informs many purposes: program review, strategic planning, professional accreditation, institutional accreditation, and possibly even the assessment of general education. This book illustrates the components of outcomes-based assessment program review, presents the criteria for identifying good practices and suggests steps for implementing a sustainable outcomes-based assessment program--and does so in a way that will engage readers in critical inquiry about what works well and what needs to be improved. - Publisher.
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