ERIC Number: ED311840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Assessment Activities at the University of Arizona. Internal Report Series. Report No. 4.
Dinham, Sarah M.
The variety of current University of Arizona (UA) faculty and administrative activities that can be thought of as assessment in the broadest sense of the term are reviewed, and the involvement of the Center for Research on Undergraduate Education is noted. UA is involved in assessing both programs and students in many areas in order to improve student and institutional performance. However, these varied assessments do not provide all the information the institution requires to make data-informed decisions in many arenas, so further special studies of institutional performance are necessary. Current UA assessment activities are described with focus on the following (with a look at the purposes, the nature of planning for each, the data sources, and the involvement of the Center): admissions/entry information; the entry level mathematics program; the university composition program; special academic programs; teaching evaluations; student development; department data on students; department reviews; demonstration departments; general education program evaluation; professional education; college students experiences; longitudinal study (1988-89 freshman); senior study (1988-89); and alumni survey (to link students' personal and academic experiences with the outcomes that are discernable only to a graduate). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Center for Research on Undergraduate Education.