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Assessing academic programs in higher education

Author
Allen, Mary J.
Title
Assessing academic programs in higher education / Mary J. Allen.
Format
Book
HathiTrust Emergency Access
Published
Bolton, Mass. : Anker Pub. Co., 2004.
Description
ix, 193 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-185) and index.
Contents
  • Assessing educational outcomes
  • Defining learning objectives
  • Alignment
  • Assessment planning and implementation
  • Direct assessment techniques
  • Indirect assessment techniques
  • Making sense of assessment data
  • Putting it all together.
Summary
Higher education professionals have moved from teaching- to learning-centered models for designing and assessing courses and curricula. Faculty work collaboratively to identify learning objectives and assessment strategies, set standards, design effective curricula and courses, assess the impact of their efforts on student learning, reflect on results, and implement appropriate changes to increase student learning. Assessment is an integral component of this learner-centered approach, and it involves the use of empirical data to refine programs and improve student learning. Based on the author's extensive experience conducting assessment training workshops, this book is an expansion of a workshop/consultation guide that has been used to provide assessment training to thousands of busy professionals. Assessing Academic Programs in Higher Education provides a comprehensive introduction to planning and implementing the assessment of college and university academic programs. Written for college and university administrators, assessment officers, department chairs, and faculty who are involved in developing and implementing assessment programs, this book is a realistic, pragmatic guide for developing and implementing meaningful, manageable, and sustainable assessment programs that focus faculty attention on student learning.
Subject headings
Educational evaluation.
Education, Higher--Evaluation.
ISBN
1882982673
9781882982677

Holdings

Library
Kokomo Library
Call Number
LB2822.75 .A44 2004
Location
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Library
South Bend - Schurz Library
Call Number
LB2822.75 .A44 2004
Location
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