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ERIC Number: EJ1005251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Constructive Ambiguities: The Inspiring, Deflating, Transformative, and Limited Possibilities for Assessment in Higher Education
Grassian, D.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v24 n2 p155-173 2013
The author argues that while outcomes assessment may be an imperfect process, if completed in a systematic and deliberative manner, it can help determine the overall direction, culture, and success of an academic department. Most important, assessment can spark meaningful pedagogical and curricular discussions that can lead to substantive academic change. The author also provides suggestions for how departments and faculty can utilize outcomes assessment to their advantage.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada