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ERIC Number: ED235241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating General Education: An Empirical Method for Current Course and Program Assessment.
Bowman, Leonard J.; And Others
The evaluation system described in this paper represents an attempt to provide objective, current, and course-specific evaluation of liberal education at Marycrest College, Iowa. This evaluation system uses a questionnaire to assess student perceptions of individual courses in relation to a set of general educational objectives determined by the college faculty. Results are then represented in a matrix which provides a pictorial summary of the total program's performance. Particular strengths and weaknesses can then become apparent: specific objectives are or are not strongly perceived as met; and particular courses are or are not perceived as living up to the teachers' expectations or to the program's needs. Specific recommendations can then be made with some empirical basis (though cautiously, since the questionnaire measures perceptions), and subsequent success or failure in improving course or program effectiveness can be empirically assessed. (BW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A