ERIC Number: ED404700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Single Course Assessment within Institutional Goals for General Education.
Albone, Kenneth R.
In higher education, there has been a return to the education of the student as the focal point instead of traditional research, with the emphasis on improving student learning by developing outcome goals and being able to assess them effectively. Some guidelines for a basic framework, such as those developed for a basic public speaking course at a Mid-Atlantic state institution, would include: (1) identifying an ability; (2) determining criteria; (3) assessment activities; (4) preparing students for assessment; and (5) preliminary evaluation. The assessment begins by noting the links between institutional goals and the objectives of the general education course under consideration. Focusing on outcomes assessment, it would provide rich data for evaluation of the effect of the course upon the student and the curriculum. The trend to view higher education as a learning environment for the student would be well served by such programs of assessment. (Contains 17 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (82nd, San Diego, CA, November 23-26, 1996).