ERIC Number: ED286402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Trends, 1987. Higher Education Panel Report Number 75.
Results of a study on changes in campus policies and practices are presented, with the major focus on the issue of assessing student learning. Also considered are changes in faculty hiring and areas of curricular review, enrollment, and financial circumstances of colleges and universities. Results indicate that most administrators support the use of assessment, and many campuses have discussed possible assessment approaches. Ninety-five percent of administrators support assessment that is closely tied to instructional improvement efforts, and 7 in 10 administrators believe that assessment should be linked to institutional planning and budgeting. Almost all colleges have recently made changes in the curriculum or are currently doing so, especially to strengthen general education and to emphasize writing, mathematics, and other general competencies expected of college students. The overall budget, and the budget for educational and general expenses, increased for most institutions. However, 12% of colleges reported a decrease. Information was also collected on: types of information colleges collect, student retention efforts, changes in expenditures, tuition costs, and practices affecting faculty. The survey questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Evaluation, Teacher Employment, Trend Analysis
American Council on Education, Division of Policy Analysis and Research, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1193 ($8.00 per copy, nonmembers; $5.00 per copy, members; prepaid only).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.