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ERIC Number: ED429639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 207
Abstractor: N/A
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Acting on the Possible while Awaiting Perfection: The Effect of General Education Assessment at Public Two-Year Institutions of Higher Education in Tennessee.
Campbell, Lori Collette
This study looks at the effects that the general education assessment undertaken for the Performance Funding Program has had on general education at the public two-year institutions of higher education in Tennessee. The purpose of the Performance Funding Project was to provide motivation, through financial incentives, to public institutions for increases in quality improvement. Since its inception, the assessment of general education has been one of the standards. Data were collected through three methods: a 21-item questionnaire, participant interviews, and document analysis. The sample consisted of selected faculty and administrators at 14 public two-year colleges whose positions required them to have specific knowledge about general education assessment. Findings from this research show that the institutions have used the results from the general education assessment to make changes in curriculum, instructional delivery strategies and methods, and student learning activities and experiences. At those institutions where the performance funding coordinator provides detailed analyses of general education assessment results in digestible terminology to the proper audiences at key intervals throughout the year, there is more complete usage of assessment results by faculty, staff, and administration. Contains 11 tables. Appended are the survey, interview protocol, interview contact summary sheet, and the document summary form. (CAK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee