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ERIC Number: ED590797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-15
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Measuring Instruction in Higher Education: Summary of a Convening (Chicago, Illinois, November 17-18, 2014)
William T. Grant Foundation
What will it take to improve the quality of instruction in higher education? An important first step is the ability to measure quality. A variety of measurement systems exist, but how informative are they, and how can we bring greater coherence to instructional measurement in higher education? Recently, the William T. Grant Foundation, along with the Spencer Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sponsored a convening of experts on education and the learning sciences to address these questions and to guide possible future initiatives. This summary of the convening examines incentive structures in colleges and universities, looks at the goals toward which instructional measurement can be directed, describes past and current research on instructional measurement, and outlines potential future initiatives.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William T. Grant Foundation; Spencer Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A