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ERIC Number: EJ1012125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Closing the Loop in Assurance of Learning Programs: Current Practices and Future Challenges
Rexeisen, Richard J.; Garrison, Michael J.
Journal of Education for Business, v88 n5 p280-285 2013
Although it has been 5 years since the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) expressed the expectation that schools should be demonstrating a high level of maturity implementing their assurance of learning programs, the authors' results indicate that most accredited programs are in the early stages of developing their closing-the-loop practices. Among assurance of learning leaders there is disagreement as to what constitutes a closing-the-loop activity and there are serious challenges to systematically implementing curricular responses including the time necessary to develop, initiate, and then reevaluate effectiveness. Faculty ownership, a crucial feature of the assurance of learning process, is reported as the number one challenge confronting accredited programs. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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