ERIC Number: EJ1094031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessing Faculty Bias in Rating Embedded Assurance of Learning Assignments
Kim, Dong-gook; Helms, Marilyn M.
Journal of Education for Business, v91 n3 p159-165 2016
Assurance of learning (AoL) processes for continuous improvement and accreditation require business schools to assess program goals. Findings from the process can lead to changes in course design or curriculum. Often AoL assignments are embedded into existing courses and assessed at regular intervals. Faculty members may evaluate an assignment in their course and a business faculty colleague may also evaluate the assessment. This study uses the AoL data from a quantitative decision making course and finds bias, leading to imprecise assessments by business faculty of their students' performance. Implications and areas for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, College Faculty, Experimenter Characteristics, Test Bias, Assignments, Quality Assurance, Case Studies, Interrater Reliability, Educational Practices, Rating Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia