ERIC Number: ED399230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Outcomes Based Education in Higher Education: A Recreation and Leisure Application.
Ferguson, Jeff; Robertson, Terrance P.
The past decade has found administrators, faculty, staff and students at institutions of higher education involved in the task of trying to improve the process by which students are prepared. These efforts at many institutions have been based on the determination of the general learner outcomes that are viewed as critical to the success of all students and the relationship of these outcomes to the mission of the institution. This article presents a six-step model, using Key Quality Indicators as the basis for curriculum improvement, that has been used as a means of achieving a high level of quality in instructional programs. The six steps are: Steps 1 and 2--The identification and validation of key quality indicators; Step 3--Developing an assessment plan for tracking performance; Step 4--Establish a base line and monitor trends for each key quality indicator; Step 5--Benchmark your processes against similar functions in other institutions; Step 6--Establish 'stretch' goals. Proper implementation and continuous evaluation of the model should result in the development and maintenance of quality instructional programs. (Figures illustrate the six steps. Contains 16 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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