ERIC Number: EJ1135026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Potential Issues and Pitfalls in Outcomes Assessment in Leadership Education
Rosch, David M.; Schwartz, Leslie M.
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n1 p177-194 Sum 2009
As more institutions of higher education engage in the practice of leadership education, the effective assessment of these efforts lags behind due to a variety of factors. Without an intentional assessment plan, leadership educators are liable to make one or more of several common errors in assessing their programs and activities. This article reviews some of the most common errors in assessing leadership programs, including failing to consider what the authors describe as the Honeymoon, Horizon, Hollywood, Halo, and Hallmark effects (otherwise known as recency, response-shift, socially desirable, and respondent biases). Suggestions for minimizing these potential issues in assessment are also included along with suggestions for practitioners and areas for future related research.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, College Outcomes Assessment, Program Evaluation, Error of Measurement, Evaluation Problems, Skill Analysis, Change Strategies, Educational Practices, Research Needs, Outcome Measures, Evaluation Methods
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
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