ERIC Number: ED351939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the General Assembly on Academic Accountability at Colorado Public Colleges and Universities.
Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
This paper reports on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) and their progress in implementing their goals as set by the state legislature which concern efforts to assess students knowledge capacity, and skills. In particular the report describes CCHE efforts to monitor institutional implementation efforts, summarizes institutional progress in assessment, and lists issues that emerged from institutional reports. A first section, a review of institutional reports, describes data to support the process used by CCHE to monitor institutional compliance with the accountability statute and discusses the criteria that each institution report on with a chart to provide detailed information. Also included are a description of the written review of each institution's report with a sample of the CCHE questions and institutional answers. The second section considers issues derived from the institutional accountability reports including supporting data, recommendations, and designation of a responsible agency to carry out the recommendations. The specific issues covered in this section are effectiveness of basic skills, assessment of teacher education programs, and minority retention and graduation. Appended information includes a chart on how students are informed of institutional expectations, a chart on information dissemination, and estimated costs of accountability by institution. (JB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Basic Skills, College Outcomes Assessment, Degrees (Academic), Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Minority Groups, Program Implementation, School Holding Power, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Agencies, State Colleges, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, State Standards, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.