ERIC Number: ED473074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Faculty Involvement in Developing and Measuring Student Learning Outcomes. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
Larson, Elizabeth J. Hunt; Greene, Andrea L.; Corrigan, Joseph M.
Over the past decade, institutions of higher education have come under increasing demands for accountability. Colleges and universities are expected to document student learning, beyond traditional course grades. The use of assessment as a tool to improve learning relies on the active involvement of faculty in planning, implementing, and refining the assessment process. This paper discusses the role of faculty and provides a case study describing how institutional researchers can help faculty develop valid and reliable instruments to measure student learning outcomes. Faculty used data to refine a general education student outcomes measure for numeracy. The numeracy assessment was administered to 584 students in 27 sections in spring 2001 and later that year to 206 students. The assessment was considered useful for accountability and planning purposes. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum for the Association for Institutional Research (42nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2-5, 2002).