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ERIC Number: ED469348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 390
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement. 2001 Edition.
Van Kollenburg, Susan E., Ed.
This collection presents 90 papers or summaries of papers presented at a 2000 conference on self-study and institutional improvement for institutions of higher education. Papers are grouped into these chapters, with some sample topics in parentheses: (1) "New Designs in Higher Education, Improving Student Learning: Selected PEW Projects" (institutional portfolios); (2) "New Designs in Higher Education, New Designs To Improve Student Learning" (unified approach to learning; general education); (3) "New Designs in Higher Education, New Designs for School/College Collaborations" (project descriptions); (4) "New Designs in Higher Education. New Designs through National, State, and Community Initiatives" (project descriptions); (5) "New Designs in Higher Education: Research Reports" (accreditation; assessment); (6) "New Designs and Good Practices in Distance Learning" (guidelines; benchmarking); (7) "New Designs and Good Practices in Adult Learner Programs" (adult students; program development); (8) "New Designs in Higher Education. Quality Improvement in Higher Education" (Academic Quality Improvement Project); (9) "Gaining and Maintaining Faculty Participation in Assessment" (teacher evaluation; accreditation); (10) "Assessment of Student Academic Achievement: Tools for Assessment" (evaluation methods; tools); (11) "Assessment of Student Academic Achievement: Special Challenges" (part-time students; multi-campus systems; rural colleges); (12) "Assessment of Student Academic Achievement: Program Review" (program development; general education); (13) "New Designs in Using the Self-Study: Mission, Planning, and Institutional Change" (strategic planning; mission statements); (14) "Coordinating the Self-Study" (methodology); (15) "Self-Study: Practical Advice" (strategies; data collection); and (16) "Self-Study: Special Challenges" (focused visits; accreditation). Most papers contain references. (SLD)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Note: Prepared for the program of The Higher Learning Commission at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (106th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 3, 2001). For the 2000 and 2002 collections, see TM 035 307 and 309.