ERIC Number: ED150904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Structure for the Outcomes of Postsecondary Education.
Lenning, Oscar T.; And Others
Because of the limitations in the state of the art of using outcomes information in postsecondary education, and the important planning and management needs that exist in this area, a project was undertaken to (1) develop a set of coherent and widely accepted outcomes constructs that describe what an educational outcome is; and (2) develop a related system that can be used to organize outcomes information effectively for classification, analysis, and decisionmaking. A set of six attributes of an educational outcome was established, and five related factors were identified. In addition, three dimensions (continuum along which outcomes can be placed and related to each other) were on a small scale, and may have a number of uses throughout postsecondary education. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Benefits, Educational Planning, Information Processing, Information Utilization, Models, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education
National Center for Higher Education Management Systesm, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, Colorado 80302
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.