ERIC Number: EJ791428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 7
The Role of Institutional Assessment in Assessing Student Learning Outcomes
Bers, Trudy H.
New Directions for Higher Education, n141 p31-39 Spr 2008
There is a growing body of literature about assessment in higher education. Much of it is devoted to advocating the benefits of assessment, describing how assessment initiatives and programs might be organized within an institution, identifying key attributes of successful assessment projects (leadership, resources, faculty engagement), and explaining numerous assessment approaches and measures. This article has another purpose: identifying key ways in which institutional research offices furnish leadership or assistance in assessment. The author limits her focus to assessment of student learning, an imperative that has been on the national agenda for more than a decade, especially in institutions accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Institutional Evaluation, College Outcomes Assessment, Institutional Role, Performance Factors, Professional Associations, Accreditation (Institutions), Role Perception, Evaluation Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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