ERIC Number: ED359862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
South Carolina Higher Education Assessment (SCHEA) Project. Final Report.
A consortium of South Carolina colleges and universities developed assessment programs which would fully satisfy state and accreditation assessment mandates and increase program quality and institutional effectiveness. A South Carolina Higher Education Assessment Network was established with a Coordinating Center at Winthrop College to provide organizational and technical assistance for member institutions, manage Network services and activities, and collect and produce assessment resource materials. The project itself featured 10 ongoing objectives: (1) formation of the Network; (2) organization of a state advisory board; (3) conduction of a needs assessment for member institutions; (4) organization of core groups of assessment leaders on member campuses; (5) holding an annual Statewide Assessment Conference; (6) establishment of an assessment clearinghouse and technical assistance center; (7) publication of a Network newsletter; (8) creation of an assessment primer; (9) dissemination of the primer; and (10) publication and dissemination of information on the Network to media, professional organizations, and the institutions outside the Network. All goals with the exception of the fourth one were accomplished with high degrees of participation and satisfaction by members. By the end of the program implementation period, the Network had 42 institutional and agency members including all 33 public colleges and universities in the state. Project Director comments are appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Higher Education Assessment Network, Rock Hill.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina