ERIC Number: ED341359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-5
Proceedings of the International Working Conference on the Measurements of Quality in Postsecondary Education (2nd, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 5, 1991).
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.; Twente Univ., Enschede (Netherlands). Center for Higher Education Policy Studies.; National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
This report presents the outcomes from two international 1991 conferences, one held in Washington, D.C., and the other in Scotland, which addressed developing a framework for cooperative research in the area of measuring quality in postsecondary education. The first meeting established the foundations for collaborative research and the second picked up where the first left off by correctly outlining the four specific areas of investigation that were identified in Washington. These were: the international assessment of student learning in specific disciplines; the impact of the implementation of quality control or assessment procedures on higher education systems; drop-out, retention, and enrollment patterns of students as they exist in various countries; and peer review as a process of quality control. The document then provides a breakdown of each of these four research areas in terms of: (1) which countries would participate in which areas of research; (2) the level of participation of the researchers in each area; (3) the scope of the research; (4) which researchers will be responsible for project coordination; (5) the investigative models to be used; (6) the research methods to be employed; and (7) sources of funding. A list of participants with their affiliations and addresses is included. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Dropout Research, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Enrollment, Financial Support, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Learning Processes, Measurement Objectives, Research Committees, Research Methodology, Research Needs, School Holding Power
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.; Twente Univ., Enschede (Netherlands). Center for Higher Education Policy Studies.; National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.