ERIC Number: ED360916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
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The Paine College Comprehensive Assessment and Evaluation Plan: A Model for the Implementation of Institutional Effectiveness at a Small College. AIR 1993 Annual Forum Paper.
Simpkins, Alice M.
Paine College, a four-year liberal arts institution in Augusta, Georgia, serving mostly black students recently completed an assessment and evaluation plan aimed at all units of the college. The plan was developed by members of the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness and Research over 12 months and focuses on the school's primary mission to provide quality education. The committee chose a format based on responses to seven key issues: (1) what must be asserted? (2) who does the assessing? (3) when is assessment done? (4) what is the system of prioritization? (5) how do assessment results flow among units? (6) what provisions exist for feedback and use of results? and (7) how is the evaluation plan itself evaluated? Use of this structure allowed the plan to provide an over-arching framework for assessing the institution including determining educational and administrative outcomes and describing how the intended results would be achieved, evaluated, assessed, and utilized for institutional improvement. The plan was implemented by the committee and distributed to senior and mid-level administrators. Deadlines were announced and workshops were held. Data were collected on an ongoing basis. Detailed outcome goals were submitted by department heads for review. In its preliminary stages the plan's main impact has been campuswide involvement. (JB)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research, Long Range Planning, Organizational Effectiveness, Private Colleges, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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