ERIC Number: ED593398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Research: A Guidebook for Graduate Students and New Professionals
Wise, Vicki L.; Davenport, Zebulun R.
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
This unique book is a valuable tool for all student affairs educators. The text opens with an exploration of the history of assessment in higher education, in general, and then student affairs more specifically. Having established a historical perspective, the reader then delves into chapters that align with the Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER) competency and accompanying rubric. It provides the reader with a unique approach to learning and understanding AER. It is designed in a format that describes/defines this competency at the foundational, intermediate, and advanced outcome levels; suggests ways to apply this competency in practice through case studies from student affairs; and provides tools for the assessment of competency understanding. All chapters include relevant terminology necessary for understanding, the competency applied to a case study, and an opportunity for self-assessment. While the book is designed for those who are preparing to become student affairs educators and for those who are new to this discipline, it is certainly filled with information and resources for entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level professionals. The text is not only a blueprint but also a global positioning system on assessment, evaluation, and research in student affairs to guide the reader in the process of helping and educating students. The book bridges the gap between who one is today and who one wants to become as a future student affairs educator. As a guidebook, it is a unique and valuable source to aid the student in developing real professional competency.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Educational Assessment, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Scoring Rubrics, Case Studies, Competence, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A