ERIC Number: EJ824571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 29
Addressing Key Challenges of Higher Education Assessment
Shipman, Donald; Aloi, Susan L.; Jones, Elizabeth A.
Journal of General Education, v52 n4 p335-346 2003
The planning and implementation of institutional and programmatic assessment to ascertain what students have learned and how well they have learned it encompasses a number of challenges. Some of these major challenges are gaining institutional resources for assessment, designing faculty development plans, determining student learning outcomes and measuring them, and making changes based upon assessment results. There are numerous issues, but this article focuses on the challenges that seem to be most prevalent. This discussion also emphasizes those issues that must be addressed on a continuous basis in order to sustain a rigorous assessment process over time.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Assessment, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Evaluation Methods, Resource Allocation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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