ERIC Number: ED339329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-3
Reference Count: N/A
Standard for the Conduct of Quality Assessment in Higher Education. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Thomas, Alice M.
This paper reports on research that was designed to produce a limited number of assessment standards judged by experts as the most important standards in the practice of quality assessment in undergraduate higher education. The study collected the opinions of a group of national assessment experts and employed a modification of the Delphi technique in order to arrive at a group consensus. The research resulted in identification of 40 standards that were agreed upon by the expert group. The rationale for each of these standards is presented. The study's research phases included: (1) the clarification of the component of the institution/program to be assessed and its context; (2) the designing of the assessment process; (3) collecting and analyzing the data; (4) communicating the assessment's findings; and (5) using the findings to make recommendations, make decisions about improvements, and make judgements about quality. The appendix contains descriptions of the 40 standards. Contains 19 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Boston, MA, October 31-November 3, 1991).