Assessing Academic Programs in Higher Education
December 2003, Jossey-Bass
Based on the author's extensive experience conducting assessment training workshops, this book is an expansion of a workshop/consultation guide that has been used to provide assessment training to thousands of busy professionals. Assessing Academic Programs in Higher Education provides a comprehensive introduction to planning and implementing the assessment of college and university academic programs.
Written for college and university administrators, assessment officers, department chairs, and faculty who are involved in developing and implementing assessment programs, this book is a realistic, pragmatic guide for developing and implementing meaningful, manageable, and sustainable assessment programs that focus faculty attention on student learning.
This book will:
* Guide readers through all steps in the assessment process
* Provide a balanced review of the full array of assessment strategies
* Explain how assessment is a crucial component of the teaching and learning process
* Provide examples of successful studies that can be easily adapted
* Summarize key assessment terms in an end-of-book glossary
About the Author.
1 Assessing Educational Outcomes.
2 Defining Learning Objectives.
4 Assessment Planning and Implementation.
5 Direct Assessment Techniques.
6 Indirect Assessment Techniques.
7 Making Sense of Assessment Data.
8 Putting It All Together.
—Ralph A. Wolff, Executive Director, Western Association of Schools and Colleges