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ERIC Number: ED458264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation as a Catalyst for Change.
Hubelbank, Jeanne H.
Along with assessing the value of a program, evaluations should aid in decision making, support change management, and improve processes. For an evaluation to effect change, three conditions should occur: informing, collaborating, and mixing. The evaluation of a Wheaton College (Massachusetts) graduation requirement that students complete a minimum of at least one out-of-class learning experience provides an example of an evaluation that served as a catalyst for change. The requirement moved from a five-step prescribed, structured reflection process to a three-step student-centered reflection process integrated into the academic community. As the example from Wheaton College shows, for an evaluation to have effective use, it has to be a shared, collaborative educational venture between the evaluator and those involved in the program. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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