ERIC Number: ED476673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement, 2003. Volume 3: Promoting Student Learning and Effective Teaching. 2003 Edition.
Van Kollenburg, Susan E., Ed.
Papers in this collection were prepared for the annual meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This volume contains papers related to promoting student learning and effective teaching. Chapter 1, "Developing and Sustaining a Culture of Assessment," contains: (1) "Developing the Scholarship of Assessment" (Thomas Anthony Angelo); (2) "The Convergence of Assessment and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" (David Sill, Douglas Eder, Lesa Stern, Susan Thomas, and John DenHouter); (3) "Creating an Assessment Culture" (Colene J. Lind and Mark McDonald); (4) "Employee Development to Campus Development" (J. Janelle Masters and Jane M. Shreck); (5) "Engaged Learner and Assessment" (Jian R. Sun and Greg Miller); (6) "From Crisis to Culture" (Rebecca Wojcik, Eric Martin, and Joyce Kennedy); (7) "Cultivating a Culture of Assessment of Student Learning at Rochester Community and Technical College" (Tammy J. Lee and Anne M. Niccolai); (8) "Assessment of Student Learning" (Patricia Dwyer); (9) "Taking Assessment Off the Shelf" (Sandra S. Bowles and Alan R. Belcher); and (10) "Integrating Assessment into College Life" (Barbara Edwards, Vincent Holtmann, Kelley Raftery, and Brad Sparks). Chapter 2, "Assessment Processes," contains: (11) "Assessing an Institution's Outcomes Assessment Efforts" (Jessica Jonson, Julie Wallin, and Karla Sanders); (12) "Assessing Student Learning: Elegance in Simplicity" (Gloria M. Rogers); (13) "Ensuring the Assessment Investment Pays Off" (Andrea Greene, Gail Mee, and Gayla Preisser); (14) "Evaluating Assessment" (Janice Collins and Josh Bullock); (15) "Gauging the Level of Faculty Participation in Student Academic Assessment" (Steve Boettcher, Bryan Tippett, and Clay Goodman); (16) "Are We There Yet? One Institution's Assessment Adventure" (Anneliese Homan and Beverly Wilkerson); (17) "The Road Not Taken" (Karen Jones, Michael L. Banks, and Jacqueline Gray); (18) "'Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent'" (Lisa Brandom); (19) "A Balancing Act" (Donald Carpenter and Badih Jawad); and (20) "Broadening the Discussion" (Jacqueline Johnson and Robert Ferguson). Chapter 3, "Assessment Tools and Measures," contains: (21) "Living beyond Our Means" (John C. Simonson and George E. Smith); (22) "A Handbook of Assessment for the Layperson" (Kenneth R. Ryalls); (23) "Activating Assessment of Student Learning" (Judith Neill and Jeanne Williams); (24) "Educating Seniors, Assessing Ourselves" (Beth Rigel Daugherty, Dan Thompson, and Susan Thompson); (25) "Active Learning" (Cy Leise); and (26) "English 101 Writing Assessment That Keeps Both the 'Quants' and the 'Quals' Happy" (Lynn Sykes and Helen Szymanski). Chapter 4, "General Education: Assessing Outcomes, Reforming Programs," contains: (27) "Creating and Implementing a More Focused and Effective General Education Program" (John C. Catau, William H. Cheek, and James P. Baker); (28) "It Can Happen" (Eric Gardner, Diane Boehm, Clifford Dorne, and Mary Hedberg); (29) "Assessing the Achievement of General Education Objectives" (Irene Kovala, Trudy Bers, Gary Mines, and Suzanne Stock); (30) "Effective General Education Assessment at Large Public Institutions" (Julie Wallin and Brenda Masters); (31) "Assessing the Ineffable Outcomes of General Education through Electronic Student Portfolios" (Sharon J. Hamilton); (32) "Assessing Critical Thinking in the General Education Program" (Becky J. Chadwick and Kim D. Schopmeyer); and (33) "Assessing Critical Thinking across the Curriculum" (Nannette Bagstad, Paul Batesel, Ronald Semmens, and Mark Skean). Chapter 5, "Assessing and Supporting Effective Teaching," contains: (34) "Integrating Faculty Development and Outcomes Assessment" (John Neibling, Alan Jacobs, and John Nagy); (35) "Effective Performance-Based Evaluation of College Faculty" (Earl Nicodemus); (36) "Data-Driven Decision Making" (Nancy Blackford and Kate Wiles); (37) "Capitalizing on Internal Talent" (Alex Birkholz and Renelle Gill); and (38) "Developing the Capacity for Synthesis" (Carol Canavan). Many papers contain references. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Higher Learning Commission.
Note: Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (108th, Chicago, IL, April 13-16, 2003). For the 2002 edition, published in a single volume, see HE 035 309. For volumes 1 through 4, see HE 035 886-888.