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ERIC Number: EJ891206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Now I'm Ready: The Impact of a Professional Development Initiative on Faculty Concerns with Program Assessment
Haviland, Don; Shin, Seon-Hi; Turley, Steve
Innovative Higher Education, v35 n4 p261-275 Aug 2010
This article examines the impact of a faculty professional development effort on the understanding, confidence, and attitudes of education faculty related to program assessment activities. We applied literature on the adoption of innovations, institutional effectiveness, and professional development to a case study of a series of workshops on assessment. The results suggest that faculty members had improved skills and knowledge, understanding, confidence, and attitudes regarding assessment following the workshops. The opportunity for faculty members to collaborate with colleagues on assessment and to develop an understanding of the kinds of supports in place for assessment work were important elements in the gains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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