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ERIC Number: EJ1069002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Defining and Assessing Team Skills of Business and Accountancy Students
Alghalith, Nabil; Blum, Michael; Medlock, Amanda; Weber, Sandy
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v1 n11 p93-98 Nov 2004
The objectives of the project are (1) to define the skills necessary for students to work effectively with others to achieve common goals, and (2) to develop an assessment instrument to measure student progress toward achieving these skills. The defined skill set will form a basis for common expectations related to team skills that will be shared with students and be used by faculty for setting goals, planning curriculum and pedagogy, and assessing student progress. Assessment data will be incorporated into the Division of Business and Accountancy's Continuous Improvement Plan and assessment cycle. The significance of this project is to ensure and demonstrate student learning related to teamwork, which is one of the key elements of the Division's newly adopted vision statement. The ability to demonstrate continuous improvement related to the Division's mission is vital to the re-accreditation of the business program. This project incorporated input from the entire faculty of the Division, and the results will be used by the entire faculty and shared with students in order to communicate expectations. This participative process will serve to enhance the culture of assessment in the Business Division among faculty and students. An original assessment instrument was developed to meet the needs of the Division's faculty, incorporating sources in the literature, results of a faculty survey, and student input obtained from portfolio entries. Results were disseminated in discipline and division meetings for faculty use, and will be available for sharing at the University planning day. A bibliography is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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