ERIC Number: ED417665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula: A Practical Guide. Second Edition. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Diamond, Robert M.
This book is intended to help college faculty effectively design and evaluate courses and curricula. The 16 chapters address the following topics: a learning-centered approach to course and curriculum design; a systematic design model (showing benefits); the decision to begin a curriculum project; getting started; linking goals, courses, and curricula; gathering and analyzing data; developing a design for an ideal course or curriculum; adjusting from the ideal to the possible; clarifying instructional goals and objectives; designing assessment instruments and procedures; designing the learning experience; selecting and using technology; developing a learning-centered syllabus; cultivating a respect for diversity; implementing, evaluation, and refining the course or curriculum; and learning from experience. Attached are the following additional resources: (1) "Questions for Evaluating a College Course" (Richard R. Sudweeks and Robert M. Diamond); (2) case studies in developing learning outcomes; (3) "Mathematics Prerequisites and Student Success in Introductory Courses: Final Report" (William J. Hardin); (4) sample alumni survey for evaluating program effectiveness and needs; (5) additional case studies in course design; (6) "Developing an Institutional Assessment Culture at Truman State University" (Bronwyn Adams); (7) "Qualities of the Liberally Educated Person: A Description of Important Competencies" (Rutgers University- Newark); (8) a sample copyright agreement; and (9) a self-scorable teaching goals inventory. A name and subject index are included. (Contains approximately 100 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Models
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94104-1310; toll-free phone: 800-956-7739; fax: 800-605-2665 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the previous edition, see ED 304 056.