DescriptionHere, pioneer Trudy Banta illuminates the many facets of assessment in colleges and universities during the past two decades. Addressing the principles of good assessment practice, she gives an insider?s perspective and shares the larger questions and answers encountered in assessment. In the final section, she looks at assessment outside the United States. This valuable publication will give you a broader, deeper appreciation of the successes, snares, and future of outcomes assessment.
Some Things Never Change.
On the Crest of the Wave 10
Weaving Assessment into the Fabric of Higher Education 13
Revealing the Results of Assessment 14
This One's for Students 17
The Power of a Matrix 21
Welcome News About the Impact of Assessment 25
You Won't Find This in Books.
Are We Making A Difference? 31
Toward a Scholarship of Assessment 34
How Do We Know Whether We Are Making a Difference? 37
Demonstrating the Impact of Changes Based on Assessment Findings 42
One Bird's-Eye View of the U.S. Landscape for Assessment.
Take Part in the National Goals Debate 47
Do Faculty Sense the Tightening of the Accountability Noose? 50
Can We Combine Peer Review and National Assessment? 52
Trying to Clothe the Emperor 56
Are There Measures for Improvement and Accountability? 64
Tripping Lightly Around the Globe.
Assessment: A Global Phenomenon 68
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in Germany 70
A Global Perspective—At Last 74
The Most Compelling International Dialogue to Date 78
Two Conferences, Two Systems—Similar Perspectives? 82
Sour Notes from Europe 86