ERIC Number: ED403828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of "Good Practice" in Undergraduate Education: A Handbook for Development and Implementation.
Ewell, Peter T.; Jones, Dennis P.
This handbook is designed to provide colleges and universities with initial guidance in establishing an appropriate system of indicators of undergraduate instruction, and to build on this foundation by cataloging a range of exemplary indicators of "good practice" that have proven useful across many collegiate settings. It provides a brief overview of the rising demand for performance indicators at all levels of higher education and discusses the properties of a good indicator, emphasizing the ways that such measures can be used and abused. The handbook provides a taxonomy of "good practice" domains according to which useful indicators can be developed, and discusses various data sources that institutions can use to construct indicators of the kinds described in the handbook. The bulk of the handbook consists of 65 suggested "good practice" indicators, each of which includes a brief definition, an explanation of its potential use and purpose, and the relevant data collection or calculational procedures required to produce it. (Contains 40 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Classification, College Administration, College Instruction, Educational Practices, Guidelines, Higher Education, Performance Based Assessment, Program Development, Program Implementation, Standards, Undergraduate Study
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.