ERIC Number: ED443958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Assessment for Improvement [and] Preparing for Accreditation: Colleges and Self-Assessment.
Dixon, Stella; Moorse, Rosemary
This self-assessment manual and its companion publication on preparing for accreditation explains how further education (FE) colleges throughout the United Kingdom can use self-assessment to achieve and document measurable improvements in their operation and services to increase their chances for accreditation. The following are among the topics discussed in the manual's six sections: (1) the importance of self-assessment in FE colleges; (2) the role of observation in assessing and improving teaching and learning;(3) dual-purpose observations for self-assessment and appraisal; (4) the process of quality improvement with special reference to retention and achievement; (5) the self-assessment and improvement of quality assurance; and (6) the self-assessment and improvement of governance. The companion publication includes (among other items) sections on undertaking the self-assessment, action planning, and compiling the evidence. Included also are criteria for accreditation, the self-assessment instrument and an evidence matrix. The bibliography contains 17 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accreditation (Institutions), College Programs, Educational Attainment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, School Holding Power, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teacher Improvement, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, 3 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom, Tel: 020 7840 5302/4, Fax: 020 7840 5401, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: http://www.feda.ac.uk (15 pounds). For full text of "Preparing for Accreditation: Colleges and Self-Assessment": http://www.feda.ac.uk/PDF/ISBN1853385697.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom