ERIC Number: ED047649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Inventory of Educational Outcomes and Activities. Preliminary Draft.
Huff, Robert A.
Careful definition and measurement of the activities and outcomes of higher education can contribute significantly to the resolution of some of the most vital issues related to the educational enterprise. The inventory of educational outcomes and activities presented in this report is divided into 4 sections: (1) instructional outcomes, including (a) cognitive attributes of students, such as general knowledge, competence in fields of special interest, basic and second language art skills, critical thinking and creativity; (b) affective attributes of students, such as attitudes, values and perceptions in the political, racial and ethical areas; and (c) tangible attributes of students, such as awards, health, gradepoint average, and affiliation with groups; (2) instructional environment variables, including (a) academic environment attributes, such as attrition and retention, faculty availability to students, and student stress; and (b) social environment attributes, such as racial and cultural mix, family attitude characteristics, and marriage rate; (3) research outcomes, such as research topics, new ideas and new inventions; and (4) public service outcomes, such as student and faculty involvement in the community, and cultural and recreational activities. For each of these variables, a definition/comment is provided and a suggested measurement approach is indicated. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.