ERIC Number: ED350961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-7
Reference Count: N/A
Undergraduate Education: Learning and Teaching.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report analyzes the progress made in implementing the Illinois Board of Higher Education's policies on undergraduate education, focusing particularly on public university and community college efforts to implement the Board's policies on student achievement, scholarship and general education and on faculty effectiveness and excellence in teaching. These policies call on colleges and universities to assess student achievement and to review the undergraduate education experience of their students. The information for the review was drawn from the review of undergraduate education submitted by each public institution in the summers 1989 through 1991 and other information available to the Board. Among the findings reported here are the following: (1) the most highly developed part of the systematic student assessment process is the assessment of students' entry-level basic skills for placement into appropriate initial courses; (2) eight community colleges and three public universities have implemented baccalaureate-level skills or general education outcomes assessments beyond entry; (3) assessments and review findings have led to improvements in undergraduate curricula and academic standards; and (4) from 1985 to 1990 the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded by public universities increased by 5.7 percent while undergraduate enrollment increased only 1.4 percent. Included in appendixes are policy statements, and reviews of particular public institutions. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Accountability, Bachelors Degrees, Board of Education Policy, College Freshmen, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Program Implementation, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Programs, State Standards, State Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Note: For related reports, see HE 025 938 and ED 343 638.