ERIC Number: ED481341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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The SUNY Assessment Initiative: Initial Campus and System Perspectives.
Francis, Patricia L.; Steven, Donald A.
This presentation recalls the goals of the State University of New York (SUNY) Assessment Initiative and the Provost's charge to the Task Force on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and then summarizes the Task Force's core recommendations and the Implementation Guidelines established by the Office of the Provost. Also described is the implementation of the General Education assessment on SUNY campuses. In fall 1999, the Provost established the Task Force on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes as a broadly representative committee of faculty, administration, and staff and charged it to examine and discuss the issues involved in implementing undergraduate student learning outcomes assessment and to make recommendations for such an assessment. The Task Force recommended that the Assessment Initiative should consist of both campus-based and University-wide strategies with campus-based assessment focused primarily on program improvement and University-wide assessment used primarily to serve accountability and advocacy functions. The General Education assessment is being implemented across the 64 campuses of the SUNY system according to the principles of the Task Force recommendations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
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