ERIC Number: ED342296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-5
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Abilities, Learning and Development through College Outcomes Studies: What Can We Expect from Higher Education Assessment? Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 1991).
Mentkowski, Marcia; And Others
This document presents elements of a symposium developed by the Alverno College, Wisconsin, research and evaluation staff on the extent to which educational research that is internally driven by institutionally defined purposes and questions is valid and useful to the educational research community as a way of addressing its larger questions about learning and teaching. The document contains outlines and discussions of symposium questions, symposium objectives potential beneficiaries from advances on the questions posed by the symposium, questions posed for Alverno College, lessons learned and unresolved issues. Also included are five research examples from Alverno College's research and evaluation department. Those examples are: a longitudinal analysis of cognitive, moral and ego development trajectories; an analysis of self-sustained learning and development; a study of career trajectories of women; research toward a taxonomy of alumnae generic and professional abilities; and an evaluation of professional abilities and student outcomes. Appendixes contain a description of the current student body at Alverno, a description of the longitudinal sample, charts of educational and developmental stages and relationships, a summary of statistics, a summary of generic abilities, an example of coding analysis of an essay, and 114 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alverno Coll., Milwaukee, WI.