ERIC Number: ED409767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Who's Doing What? A Report on Assessment Activities at the Departmental Level. Research Report 96-05.
Belcheir, Marcia J.
This report presents the results of a survey of student assessment activities conducted by departments at Boise State University in Idaho. The university's 55 departments were asked to provide information on the evaluation process for their majors and for any core courses they offered. The survey found that most of the departments had completed mission statements and nearly three-fourths had goals and objectives for student learning. Less than half, however, had developed plans that show where each goal is addressed, and only about one-fourth have ways to measure how well each goal is being met. While over 90 percent of departments indicated that they used program review, student surveys of courses and faculty, and internships with performance feedback to collect assessment information, there were many differences in which other methods they employed. Departments were not nearly as advanced in developing assessment plans for the core courses they offered, with less than half having completed mission statements and only 9 percent having ways to measure how each goal is being met. Appendixes include a copy of the survey instrument and departmental listings of the stages in the development of assessment processes. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boise State Univ., ID.