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ERIC Number: EJ901634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Cultural Barriers to Change in Assessment Practices in Higher Education
Jenkins, Deborah Bainer
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v18 n3 p5-17 2007
The culture at the authors' institution raised barriers to changing from traditional assessment to portfolio assessment in the doctoral program. A Culture of Independence presented barriers of time and functional inadequacy. A Culture of Compliance raised trust, group process, and membership issues. These barriers were managed and overcome using appropriate group-process strategies, thus moving the institutional culture toward collaboration and innovation. The author emphasizes the importance of attending to the higher education culture if programmatic or structural change is to endure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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