ERIC Number: ED536857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
How to Generate Purposeful Change on Your Campus: A Realistic Approach to Institutional Assessment. White Paper
"A disturbing and dangerous mismatch exists between what American society needs of higher education and what it is receiving. Nowhere is the mismatch more dangerous than in the quality of undergraduate preparation provided on many campuses. The American imperative for the 21st century is that society must hold higher education to much higher standards or risk national decline." This sober warning, issued by the venerable Kellogg Commission in a summary report on the state of higher education, conveys a clear challenge to those who lead institutions of higher learning: Take an unstinting look at your institution, be forthright about your findings, and take steps to begin improving the quality of the undergraduate experience on your campus. It's a situation leaving no doubt that a comprehensive institutional assessment program is no longer a luxury, but an imperative. At a recent teleconference, Noel-Levitz senior executive Dr. Charles C. Schroeder presented the framework for a systematic approach to assessment and suggested tools to help institutions address this critical concern. This paper shares key observations and recommendations from that presentation.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, College Students, Educational Change, Colleges, Educational Improvement, Undergraduate Study, Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Noel-Levitz, Inc.