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Dorimé-Williams, Marjorie – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter discusses assessment practices and their potential contribution to inequitable educational policies that hamper marginalized students. It also provides alternative approaches to the assessment of student learning and outcomes, urging educators to consider more equitable responses.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Social Justice, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Hong, Rebecca – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter examines the current pressures and realities in higher education assessment and highlights one campus' effort toward equipping faculty to move toward a learner-centered approach in teaching, learning, and assessment. It proposes a model of faculty development that integrates best practices of professional development with cultivating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Student Evaluation, Student Centered Learning
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Ballysingh, Tracy Arámbula; Hernández, Ignacio; Zerquera, Desiree – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter provides a framework for grounding social justice principles at the center of learning in higher education program assessment and evaluation courses. Pedagogical reflections are drawn from the classroom experiences of three faculty of color who represent diverse institutional, programmatic, and geographic contexts. Their advanced…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Minority Group Teachers
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Person, Dawn; Garcia, Yvonne – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
This chapter will value of including diverse voices of researchers. An innovative, cost-effective model for assessment will be described, capturing the process implemented at a university in its efforts to center social justice within assessment and evaluation research practices.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Justice, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Castro Samayoa, Andrés; Gasman, Marybeth – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
In this chapter, we focus on an institutional case study of Paul Quinn College, a historically Black college, to explore how its adoption of a "new urban college model" provides innovative ways of assessing institutions' success in supporting their students.
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Urban Schools, Institutional Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Ferland, Christopher; Flachbarth, Justin – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
The market is full of vendors selling products each designed to solve institutional problems. But how does one choose the right tool for their institution and situation? Topics addressed in this chapter include: how to gauge institutional needs, how to evaluate products, and understand the available institutional resources (current and future).…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Research Needs, Needs Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Fraumann, Grischa – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
Altmetrics are tools for measuring the impact of research beyond scientific communities. In general, they measure online mentions of scholarly outputs, such as on online social networks, blogs, and news sites. Some stakeholders in higher education have championed altmetrics as a new way to understand research impact and as an alternative or…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Measurement Techniques, Citations (References), Social Networks
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Ro, Hyun Kyoung; Menard, Tiffany; Kniess, Dena; Nickelsen, Ashley – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides examples of innovative methods and tools to collect, analyze, and report both quantitative and qualitative data in student affairs assessment.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Academic Support Services, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Balser, Tina J.; Grabau, Ashli A.; Kniess, Dena; Page, Laura A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter discusses how collaboration and communication impacts the assessment process to ensure success.
Descriptors: Cooperation, Communication Strategies, Interpersonal Communication, Evaluation Methods
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Guthrie, Lou A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
Postgraduation outcomes for community college students are complex. In addition to traditional job placement and earnings information, transferring to a 4-year institution is a positive first-destination outcome. Furthermore, community college students may have education and career goals that do not include earning a degree. Community college…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Case Studies
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Roberts, Darby – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter explores the opportunities and challenges of using direct methods to measure co-curricular learning.
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Educational Opportunities, Performance Factors, Evaluation Methods
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Waryas, Diane E. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter explores the importance of systematic evaluation of co-curricular activities directed at graduate- and professional- school students. Approaches to assessment and benefits of sound practice are presented along with the critical role that institutional researchers can play.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Professional Education, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Sweatman, Robert A. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2015
This chapter focuses on IR's role in coordinating a pilot of the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) for assessment in a new master's degree program and provides guidance on frameworks that can be used, important technical considerations, and ways IR can be involved to advance the use of rubrics as a primary program assessment tool.
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Improvement, Qualifications, Higher Education
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Rios, Joseph A.; Liu, Ou Lydia; Bridgeman, Brent – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2014
This chapter describes a study that compares two approaches (self-reported effort [SRE] and response time effort [RTE]) for identifying low-effort examinees in student learning outcomes assessment. Although both approaches equally discriminated from measures of ability (e.g., SAT scores), RTE was found to have a stronger relationship with test…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Reaction Time, Measures (Individuals)
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Lange, Lis; Saavedra, F. Mauricio; Romano, Jeanine – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2013
This chapter presents a synthesis of the conceptualization and practice of institutional research (IR) in higher education (HE) in emerging countries across Southern Africa, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. The chapter contextualizes the growing need for IR in these regions, identifies problems and challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Institutional Research, Global Approach
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