Coming to terms with student outcomes assessment : faculty and administrators' journeys to integrating assessment in their work and institutional culture
- 1st ed.
- Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2010.
- Physical description
- ix, 227 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
LB2331.63 .C65 2010
- Unknown LB2331.63 .C65 2010
- Maki, Peggy.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1) Assessment Is Like a Box of Chocolates, Lisa Maxfield, California State University, Long Beach-- 2) Assessment: Legacy, Culture, and Vision, Lynn Lester and Kate Hendel, Clarke College-- 3) Some Uncertainties Exist, David Eubanks, Formerly of Coker College-- 4) WANTED: Nutrient Rich Environment, Jean Mach, College of San Mateo-- 5) From Bereavement to Assessment: The Transformation of a Regional Comprehensive University, Rose Perrine, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Paula Kopacz, Dorie Combs, Onda Bennett, Stacey Street, E. J. Keeley, Eastern Kentucky University-- 6) Faculty Experiences with and Perspectives on Assessing Student Learning, Eileen Matthews, Gallaudet University-- 7) Slouching Towards Assessment: One Department's Journey Towards Accountability Bliss, Hardin L. Aasand, Stevens Amidon, Debrah Huffman, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne:-- 8) Designing, Implementing and Sustaining Department/Program Review and Assessment at a Community College, Althea Smith and Susan Bayard, North Shore Community College:-- 9) Discovering "Our Way": Defining and Implementing an Integrated Culture of Assessment, Mia Alexander-Snow and Christine Robinson, Seminole Community College-- 10) Outcomes Assessment, the Public Research University and the Humanities, Laura J. Rosenthal, College of Arts and HumanitiesUniversity of Maryland, College Park-- 11) Turf Battles, Subcultures, and Procedural Technicalities: Multiple Pathways toward Assessment at the University of Southern Maine, Ann C. Dean and Susan McWilliams, University of Southern Maine-- 12) Engaging Faculty in the Assessment Process at the University of West Florida, Eman M. El-Sheikh, Justice Mbizo, Claudia J. Stanny, George L. Stewart, Melanie A. Sutton, Laura J. White, Michelle Hale Williams, University of West Florida-- 13) Evidence of Learning, Melissa Pedone and Allison Sloan, Valencia Community College-- 14) Deborah Grossman-Garber, Pat Thomas, and Jeanne Mulaney, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island CommunityCollege.
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- Publisher's Summary
- 'Assessment on college campuses has a sordid history, and it is fairly simple to find someone with a traumatic tale to tell. It is wise to respect that that reputation is deserved'. 'How do you modify the inner workings and culture of a massive institution with minimal resources and even less authority (other than GE course approvals), and thousands and thousands of talented people busy doing other things?' 'The road to departmental assessment can seem both dramatic and apocalyptic, especially if one's departmental 'centre cannot hold, ' and purpose falls apart. The Department of English and Linguistics is presently on this journey, slouching towards its own revelations of mission and fulfillment of purpose'. 'I have become more optimistic about the potential value of the process, even if some of my initial skepticism remains. This skepticism, however, has been valuable, forcing me to think in more concrete ways about what I do in the classroom'. As these excerpts show, this is no conventional book about assessment. It presents the unvarnished first-person accounts of fourteen faculty and administrators about how they grappled, and engaged, with assessment and how - despite misgivings and an often - contentious process - they were able to gain the collaboration of their peers as the benefits for student learning became evident. This is a book for skeptical faculty, for those who have been tasked to spearhead their institution's call to create a culture of assessment; and, on campuses where assessment has been widely accepted and implemented, for those who now need to ensure this commitment will endure. For all these audiences, this book offers valuable advice, strategies, models and ideas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Peggy L. Maki.
- 9781579224349 (cloth : alk. paper)
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- 1579224350 (pbk. : alk. paper)