ERIC Number: ED474146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Factors That Promote Faculty Involvement in and Satisfaction with Institutional and Classroom Student Assessment.
Grunwald, Heidi; Peterson, Marvin W.
This study examined institutional factors that promote faculty satisfaction with their institution's approach to and support for student assessment and that are related to faculty involvement in their institution's support practices and in their own engagement with student assessment in the classroom. The study was based on a survey of 182 faculty from 7 institutions that vary by type, control, and accrediting region, representing a 30% response rate. The institution's student assessment purposes, its administrative support patterns, and its faculty instructional impacts are significant predictors of faculty satisfaction with their institutions approach to and support for student assessment. External influences on, faculty uses and perceived benefits of, and professional development practices for student assessment are significant predictors of faculty involvement with student assessment at their institutions and in their classes. (Contains 1 figure, 6 tables, and 41 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).