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This book provides a unique perspective on the discussion of educational quality as reflected through outcomes assessment -- or the application of student outcomes and student-learning outcomes to ensure institutional effectiveness -- with its broad, cross-disciplinary approach. It focuses on assess...

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Other Authors: Hernon, Peter., Dugan, Robert E., 1952-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
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245 0 0 |a Outcomes assessment in higher education :  |b views and perspectives /  |c edited by Peter Hernon and Robert E. Dugan. 
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300 |a xvii, 350 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a 1. Keystones of regional accreditation: intentions, outcomes, and sustainability / Ronald L. Baker : Traditional values ; Role of accreditation ; Accreditation criteria ; Intentions, institutional mission and goals ; Outcomes, assessing achievements ; Sustainability, infrastructure, resources, and processes ; Preservation of principles -- 2. An institutional commitment to assessment and accountability / James Anderson : Statewide testing and accountability ; Promoting faculty responsiveness ; Institutional affirmations ; Negotiable issues ; The importance of regional accreditation reform ; Promoting the process of assessment and accountability ; Transformation and accountability -- 3. A decade of assessing student learning: what we have learned, and what is next / Cecilia L. López : The Commission's assessment initiative: a brief overview ; What the Commission has learned and achieved from the first ten years of the assessment initiative ; What institutions have learned from planning and implementing programs to assess student learning ; "Connecting the disconnects": what remains to be done --4. Institutional assessment planning / Robert E. Dugan : Increasing accountability ; Institutional planning process or accountability emphasizing student learning objectives and outcomes -- 5. Developing an assessment plan to learn about student learning / Peggy L. Maki : Determining your institution's expectations ; Determining timing, identifying cohort(s), and assigning responsibility ; Interpreting and sharing results to enhance institutional effectiveness -- 6. A local institutional assessment plan / Robert E. Dugan : Institutional assessment plans ; Assessment efforts for academic programs -- 7. The strategic triad supporting information literacy assessment / Oswald M.T. Ratteray : Evolving definitions and emphases ; Developing the strategic triad ; Implementation ; Improvement --8. Selecting from the assessment tool chest / Peter Hernon : Direct methods of evaluating student learning ; Indirect methods of evaluating student learning ; Other ; Critical thinking ; An example of the use of both direct and indirect methods: Sinclair Community College ; Taking a consensus or a sample -- 9. Evolving an assessment of the impact on pedagogy, learning, and library support of teaching with digital images / Danuta A. Nitecki, and William Rando : Project overview ; Literature review ; Methodology ; Early findings ; What remains to do --10. Outcomes assessment in a college library: an instructional case study / Elizabeth W. Carter : Developing an assessment culture ; Background on assessment projects ; Assessing research instruction ; Managing the process ; Conclusion: Next steps -- 11. Four perspectives on assessment and evaluation / Peter Hernon and Robert E. Dugan : Four perspectives ; Balanced scorecard ; Where do we go from here? --12. Institutional perspectives / Robert E. Dugan : Institutional perspective ; Faculty perspective ; An academic support department, the library --13. An international perspective / Peter Hernon : United Kingdom ; Australia ; Canada and New Zealand -- Assessment: a case study in synergy / Sandra Bloomberg and Melaine McDonald : Faculty interest (spring 1999) ; An infrastructure (summer 1999) ; The Carnegie Academy campus faculty, an identity (fall 1999) ; A mission (spring 2000) ; A plan (fall 2000) ; Engagement (spring 2001) ; Progress continues (summer 2001) ; Growth (fall 2001) ; Expanding the network (spring 2002) ; Collaboration (summer 2002) ; Common purpose (fall 2002) ; Affirmation (spring 2003) ; Coming full circle (fall 2003) -- 15. Preparing for the future: a view of institutional effectiveness / Peter Hernon : Institutional culture ; Getting started ; Completing the foundation, sustainable outcomes ; Obstacles ; Best practice ; Examples --16. Continued development of assorted measures / Peter Hernon and Robert E. Dugan : Conceptualization of different types of measures ; Student outcomes and student learning outcomes ; Outcomes and impacts ; a modest research agen 
520 |a This book provides a unique perspective on the discussion of educational quality as reflected through outcomes assessment -- or the application of student outcomes and student-learning outcomes to ensure institutional effectiveness -- with its broad, cross-disciplinary approach. It focuses on assessing institutional quality and effectiveness, as well as responding to the increased demand for greater accountability at all levels of institutional activity. Contributors include individuals from assessment associations and regional accrediting bodies, faculty members who have prepared plans for implementation of outcomes assessment, and librarians engaged in such assessment, providing a unique variety of viewpoints. Concrete examples offer practical guidance in determining assessment options and establishing and applying assessment programs. - Publisher. 
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