ERIC Number: EJ1013832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Closing the Loop: How We Better Serve Our Students through a Comprehensive Assessment Process
Arcario, Paul; Eynon, Bret; Klages, Marisa; Polnariev, Bernard A.
Metropolitan Universities, v24 n2 p21-37 Oct 2013
Outcomes assessment is often driven by demands for accountability. LaGuardia Community College's outcomes assessment model has advanced student learning, shaped academic program development, and created an impressive culture of faculty-driven assessment. Our inquiry-based approach uses ePortfolios for collection of student work and demonstrates the importance of engaging faculty input into the outcomes assessment design to continually "close the assessment loop." This article outlines the steps, successes, and challenges involved in constructing an effective outcomes assessment model that deepens learning across the institution.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Two Year College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Participation
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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