ERIC Number: EJ896838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Conditions Supporting a Culture of Assessment in Student Affairs Divisions at Small Colleges and Universities
Seagraves, Beau; Dean, Laura A.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v47 n3 p307-324 2010
This qualitative study explored the conditions that support assessment practice and the impact of the accreditation process on assessment practice in student affairs divisions at three small colleges and universities in the southeastern U.S. Findings indicate that the role of the senior student affairs officer directly impacts staff perceptions of and attitudes toward assessment. Specific characteristics of small colleges also influence how student affairs professionals conduct assessment on their campuses. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Small Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Administrator Responsibility, Student Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Role, School Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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