Higher education assessments : leadership matters
- edited by Gary L. Kramer and Randy L. Swing.
- Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010.
- Physical description
- xxvii, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- American Council on Education series on higher education (2009)
Education Library (Cubberley)
LB2331.63 .H54 2010
- Unknown LB2331.63 .H54 2010
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 PREFACE (Purpose, Audience, Book Organization and About the Authors) Part 4 Part 1 - LEADING ASSESSMENTS ON THE CAMPUS Chapter 5 1. Championing the Assessment of Learning: The Role of Top Leaders Chapter 6 2. Assessment Frameworks that Can Make a Difference in Achieving Institutional Outcomes Part 7 Part 2 - BRIDGING LEARNER OUTCOMES: FINDING COMMON GROUND Chapter 8 3. Assessment and Student Diversity Chapter 9 4. Assessments in Student Services that Foster Student and Program Success Chapter 10 5. Documenting Student Learning: Valuing the Process Chapter 11 6. Learning Outcomes, Assessment, And Program Improvement Part 12 Part 3 - ASSESSMENTS THAT TRANSFORM THE LEARNING CULTURE 13 7.Student Engagement and a Culture of Assessment 14 8. Assessment in the Disciplines 15 9. Assessment That Transforms an Institution 16 10. Putting Students First as Partners in the Learning Enterprise 17 EPILOGUE 18 Subject Index/Name Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Higher Education Assessments: Leadership Matters reflects the work of a select group of researchers, scholars, and practitioners in higher education assessment with the goal of identifying strategies that assist senior campus leaders as they respond to the challenges of a changing economic landscape and political climate. The contributors, experts in the field, bring to the forefront key issues relevant to advancing assessments in higher education-principles that culminate in improving student learning and development. Kramer and Swing provide a tool for presidents, vice presidents, provosts, and deans to determine which areas of assessment matter most in their institutions and how they can measure progress in aligning claims with outcomes. The contributors deftly address assessment in student affairs, documentation of student learning, student engagement to bridge learner outcomes, assessment in the disciplines, assessments that can transform a culture, and putting students first as partners in the learning enterprise. In doing so, they have focused on what a campus president and his or her team need to know and do to lead assessment successfully on campus and as they set the tone for and facilitate institutional assessments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- The American Council on Education series on higher education
- "Foreword by Peter T. Ewell"--Jacket.
- "Published in partnership with the American Council on Education."
- 9781442206205 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 1442206209 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 9781442206229 (ebk.)
- 1442206225 (ebk.)