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ERIC Number: ED504413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Improving Institutional Effectiveness through Programmatic Assessment. Professional File Number 109, Fall 2008
Brown, Dina
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1)
This article identifies concrete steps used at Argosy University/Orange County (Argosy or AUOC) to integrate assessment in daily institutional operations and utilize assessment data for educational and organizational improvements. Additionally, the article addresses the role of an institutional effectiveness committee in facilitating the development of an internally driven core process of inquiry to improve student learning. This process includes the use of an assessment template that is consistent across programs and all delivery media; the adoption of program outcomes, measures, and rubrics that are compliant with central staff directives; and the standardization of the campus-wide self-study process. (Three appendixes are included: (1) Abbreviated Five-Column Model; (2) Abbreviated Departmental Action Plan; and (3) Abbreviated Project Plan. [The AIR "Professional File" is intended as a presentation of papers which synthesize and interpret issues, operations, and research of interest in the field of institutional research.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Identifiers - Location: California