ERIC Number: ED394441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Redesigning Higher Education. Producing Dramatic Gains in Student Learning. ERIC Digest.
Gardiner, Lion F.
This digest provides a review of the research literature on assessment of the effectiveness of higher education in producing graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for well-educated citizens today. Major findings are grouped as answers or partial answers to the following nine questions: (1) "what are the critical competencies and how do they develop?"; (2) "what are the effects of our curricula?"; (3) "how effectively do our courses develop students' intellectual abilities?"; (4) "how hard do students work?"; (5) "what do tests and grades tell us?"; (6) "how does the campus climate affect our students' development?"; (7) "how well do we guide our students' development?"; (8) "can today's students learn?"; and (9) "how can we improve the quality of the student outcomes we produce?" (Contains eight references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, Competency Based Education, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Grading, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Minimum Competencies, Organizational Climate, Outcomes of Education, Student Development, Student Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($1).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.