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Schmieder, Christian; Caldwell, Kyrie E. H.; Bechtol, Ellen – Journal of Extension, 2018
Land-grant Extension institutions face increasing expectations to use data to communicate value and drive program and organizational development. In this article, we introduce the University of Wisconsin--Extension Data Jam Initiative, an integrated qualitative software, methods, and data analysis curriculum. The Data Jam Initiative is an…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Cooperation, Mentors, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Alhamlan, Suad; Aljasser, Haya; Almajed, Asma; Almansour, Haila; Alahmad, Nidhal – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This review article aims to explore how habits of mind as the concept defined under the recent Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing contributes to the development of critical thinking in the classroom. The application of a systematic review and a meta-analysis approach allows investigating the selected habits of mind and comparing them…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Classroom Techniques, Habit Formation, Theory of Mind
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Sowcik, Matthew; Benge, Matt; Niewoehner-Green, Jera – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
County Extension Directors (CED) are tasked with a myriad of responsibilities, many of which are directly related to leadership skills. Despite the identification of competencies and skills needed by CEDs in order to maintain successful programs, little research has been conducted on actual Extension leadership programming. Even more uncommon in…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Leadership Training, Online Courses
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Dedering, Kathrin; Sowada, Moritz G. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2017
School inspections have become an important instrument of quality assurance and quality development in many European countries. So far, the focus of empirical research on school inspections has been on the acceptance of the procedure among the school-internal actors, its influence for internal quality development and its effects on student…
Descriptors: Inspection, Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Teamwork
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LaFrance, Joan; Nichols, Richard; Kirkhart, Karen E. – New Directions for Evaluation, 2012
Context grounds all aspects of indigenous evaluation. From an indigenous evaluation framework (IEF), programs are understood within their relationship to place, setting, and community, and evaluations are planned, undertaken, and validated in relation to cultural context. This chapter describes and explains fundamental elements of IEF epistemology…
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Context, Epistemology, Context Effect
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Baker, Diane F.; Neely, Walter P.; Prenshaw, Penelope J.; Taylor, Patrick A. – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2015
A task force was created in a small, AACSB-accredited business school to develop a more comprehensive set of standards for faculty performance. The task force relied heavily on faculty input to identify and describe key dimensions that capture effective teaching and service performance. The result is a multi-dimensional framework that will be used…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Standard Setting, Benchmarking
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Casarejos, Fabricio; Frota, Mauricio Nogueira; Gustavson, Laura Morten – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to guide higher education institutions (HEIs) in accomplishing sustainability goals while strengthening their associated systems and processes. Pursuing this goal, this study proposes a conceptual framework for modeling the HEI organizational environment; a set of strategic sustainability actions to drive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Strategies, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Pitas, Nicholas; Murray, Alison; Olsen, Max; Graefe, Alan – Journal of Extension, 2017
This article describes a modified importance-performance framework for use in evaluation of recreation-based experiential learning programs. Importance-performance analysis (IPA) provides an effective and readily applicable means of evaluating many programs, but the near universal satisfaction associated with recreation inhibits the use of IPA in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Recreational Programs, Program Evaluation, Statistical Analysis
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Heiney, Sue P.; Darr-Hope, Heidi; Meriwether, Marian P.; Adams, Swann Arp – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2017
The benefits of using art in health care, especially with cancer patients, have been described anecdotally. However, few manuscripts include a conceptual framework to describe the evaluation of patient programs. This paper describes patients' evaluation of a healing arts program developed within a hospital for cancer patients that used art-making,…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Products, Medical Care Evaluation, Patients
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LaFrance, Joan; Nichols, Richard – Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 2008
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), comprising 34 American Indian tribally controlled colleges and universities, has undertaken a comprehensive effort to develop an "Indigenous Framework for Evaluation" that synthesizes Indigenous ways of knowing and Western evaluation practice. To ground the framework, AIHEC engaged…
Descriptors: Expertise, Evaluators, American Indians, Focus Groups
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Lowenthal, Patrick; White, John W.; Cooley, Karen – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2011
Electronic portfolios have become increasingly popular. The value of a portfolio, though, depends on how, when, and why students create, submit, and have their portfolios evaluated. In the following paper, we describe how we redesigned a program's assessment and evaluation plan around the use of electronic portfolios and a system of gates focusing…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, College Students, Student Evaluation
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Ward, Kristin J.; Maher, Erin J.; Marcynyszyn, Lyscha A.; Ellis, Mei Ling K.; Pecora, Peter J. – Child Welfare, 2011
This article examines the importance of context in evaluative inquiry. Following guidelines from real-world and utilization-focused evaluation frameworks, four projects are described to illustrate one foundation's pragmatic approach to evaluation that values collaboration, methodological appropriateness, and utilization. The authors contend that…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Evaluation Methods, Context Effect, Models
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Chipere, Ngoni – Open Learning, 2017
A framework was created at the University of the West Indies to guide the development of 18 e-learning programmes. The framework is based on three principles for sustainable e-learning design: (1) stakeholder-centredness; (2) cost-effectiveness and (3) high operational efficiency. These principles give rise to nine framework elements: (1) a labour…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cost Effectiveness, Quality Assurance, Program Design
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Lin, Mengquan; Chang, Kai; Gong, Le – Chinese Education & Society, 2016
The higher education quality evaluation and assurance frameworks and their operating mechanisms of countries such as the United Kingdom, France, and the United States show that higher education systems, traditional culture, and social background all impact quality assurance operating mechanisms. A model analysis of these higher education quality…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Graduate Study
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Merchie, Emmelien; Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert; Vanderlinde, Ruben – Research Papers in Education, 2018
Evaluating teachers' professional development initiatives (PDI) is one of the main challenges for the teacher professionalisation field. Although different studies have focused on the effectiveness of PDI, the obtained effects and evaluative methods have been found to be widely divergent. By means of a narrative review, this study provides an…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Education Programs
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