ERIC Number: ED353883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Students at the Center: Feminist Assessment.
Musil, Caryn McTighe, Ed.
This publication is designed to facilitate program assessment involving women's studies courses by setting feminist principles of assessment in the context of the larger assessment movement. It features innovative assessment designs, a variety of methodological approaches, and practical advice about how to conduct a productive assessment project on a campus. It also contains, in the appendix, questionnaires, scoring sheets, and interview questions; a directory of consultants; and a selected bibliography on assessment. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 contains chapters that provide the history of the assessment project which resulted in the writing of this book, and a review of the history of the assessment movement. Part 2 contains chapters on what feminist assessment is, how to design an assessment program, and a description of methods and models of assessment. Finally, Part 3 provides brief comments on the assessment process as it was implemented in seven colleges and universities. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Relaxing Your Neck Muscles: The History of the Project" (Caryn McTighe Musil); "The Assessment Movement and Feminism: Connection or Collision" (Pat Hutchings); "What is Feminist Assessment?" (Joan Polinar Shapiro); "Assessment Designs and the Courage to Innovate" (Jill Mattuck Tarule and Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault); "Seasoning Your Own Spaghetti Sauce: An Overview of Methods and Models" (Carolyne W. Arnold); "Voices from the Campuses" (Suzanne Hyers). References are included for each paper. (GLR)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Feminism, Higher Education, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($16).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Women's Studies Association.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.