ERIC Number: ED363230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Making a Difference: Outcomes of a Decade of Assessment in Higher Education. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Banta, Trudy W.; And Others
This five-part volume presents a comprehensive collection of 24 accounts of campus assessment practices by the individuals who developed and implemented them. Part 1 presents the stories of five institutions in which assessment has effected a marked change in the way faculty and staff do their work. Part 2 describes some of the broad approaches to assessing institutional effectiveness that have been used on a variety of campuses with a diverse array of learners. Part 3 contains chapters that describe specific methods that can be used in a variety of college settings. Part 4 presents information on some strategies that have not yet been applied broadly but show promise for increased application in the future. Part 5 demonstrates the power of external pressures to influence campus assessment practices. Paper titles and authors are: (1) "Creating a Culture Where Assessment Improves Learning" (Georgine Loacker, Marcia Mentkowski); (2) "Providing Leadership for Organizational Change" (Candace C. Young, Michael E. Knight); (3) "Using Assessment To Enhance Quality" (A. Michael Williford, Gary O. Moden); (4) "Helping a Campus in Transition" (Albert M. Katz); (5) Assessing Outcomes of General Education" (MindaRae Amiran et al.); (6) "Demonstrating and Enhancing Community College Effectiveness" (R. Dan Walleri, Jeffrey A. Seybert); (7) "Building Assessment Programs in Large Institutions" (James H. Watt et al.); "Assessment Strategies for Adult Undergraduate Students" (Carol E. Kasworm, Catherine Marienau); (9) "Portfolio Assessment" (Lendley C. Black); (10) "Assessment Options for the College Major" (Reid Johnson et al.);(11) "Attitude and Opinion Data" (John A. Muffo, Mary Anne Bunda); (12) "Cognitive and Affective Measures of Student Development" (R. Stephen RiCharde et al.); (13) "The Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire" (Jack Friedlander et al.); (14) "Classroom Assessment" (Susan S. Obler et al.); (15) "Assessment Centers" (Robert E. Millward); (16) "Student Self-Evaluation" (Carl J. Waluconis); (17) "Coursework Cluster Analysis" (James L. Ratcliff, Elizabeth A. Jones); (18) "Total Quality Management" (Darrell W. Krueger); (19) "Performance Funding" (Janice Van Dyke et al.); (20) "A Flexible Approach to Statewide Assessment" (Barbara S. Fuhrmann, Karen M. Gentemann); (21) "The College Outcomes Evaluation Program" (Nina D. Jemmott, Edward A. Morante); (22) "Accountability through Assessment in Community Colleges" (Dorothy Bray, Martha J. Kanter); (23) "The Role of States and Accreditors in Shaping Assessment Practice" (Peter T. Ewell); and (24) "Summary and Conclusion: Are We Making a Difference?" (Trudy W. Banta). (Individual papers include references. An index is provided.) (JB)
Descriptors: Campuses, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Improvement, Measures (Individuals), Outcomes of Education, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Statewide Planning
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