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ERIC Number: ED566731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 100
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-9773623-1-0
Assessing and Evaluating Honors Programs and Honors Colleges: A Practical Handbook. National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series
Otero, Rosalie; Spurrier, Robert
National Collegiate Honors Council
This handbook is intended to serve as an on-campus companion and guide for Honors administrators by helping them to establish new practices or to strengthen established ones. This monograph provides assistance from both theoretical and practical perspectives by suggesting rationales for assessment and evaluation and offering practical ideas for implementing or strengthening assessment and evaluation practices for Honors Programs and Honors Colleges. This monograph presents practical approaches to undertaking an Honors self-study, and it includes a self-study outline in the Appendices. The monograph addresses the difference between Honors consultants and Honors external reviewers as well as the benefits derived from both sets of specialists. Very important to Honors directors and deans is the section concerning the external review process. This section provides Honors administrators explicit information on the various aspects of an external review. It details what administrators must do prior to a site visit, the goals and schedule for a successful site visit, and expectations subsequent to the site visit. The last section before the appendices offers directions for those who are interested in becoming a National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)-recommended Site Visitor. The following are appended: (1) Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors Program; (2) Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors College; (3) Self-Study Outline; (4) The Honors Annual Report; (5) Checklist for an External Review; (6) Sample Honors Policies and Procedures Document; (7) Learning Outcomes Assessment; (8) Honors Advising Surveys; (9) Honors Student Surveys (10) Senior Checklist; (11) Alumni Questionnaires; and (12) Sample Site Visit Report.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)