ERIC Number: ED311764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Here Come the Judges. The Assessment Movement and Its Potential Impact on UCSD.
Developments in the assessment movement are summarized, with educational guesses made about the impact these developments could have at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). Information is presented as follows: national concerns; national and federal developments; western regional developments: assessment and accreditation; developments at the state level; master plan review; supplementary budget language; Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 141; Assembly Bill (AB) 2016; assessment and the University of California; assessment at UCSD; and summary and recommendations. Some of the facts are: upward of 20 states have mandated assessment programs for their public higher education systems; California's legislators and policymakers are cautiously beginning to pay more attention to assessment; and currently, UCSD neither requires the systematic peer review of faculty classroom performance nor engages in value-added assessment. Conclusions and recommendations include: insofar as it improves its assessment infrastructure, UCSD would benefit even if the state ultimately decided to forgo insisting on more extensive assessment; UCSD may wish to wait and see what happens or consider discussing how to make more systematic use of the information it already collects about outcomes and instructor performance; and it is likely the state will mandate outcomes assessment, and it may eventually require that evaluation of instruction play a larger role in hiring and promotion. Contains 27 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego.