Outcomes-Based Academic and Co-Curricular Program Review: A Compilation of Institutional Good Practices available on November 06 2014 from Amazon for 23.70
ISBN bar code 9781579221416 ξ1 registered November 06 2014
Product category is Book
Manufacturered by Stylus Publishing
Product weight is 0.79 lbs.
This book offers far more than an introduction to the principles of assessment of student learning outcomes in the context of program review. Within a clearly structured framework, it systematically shares the good practices of some forty institutions recognized by independent scholars for their improvements in teaching/learning, research, and service, to offer examples and ideas for others to learn from and adapt. While the book focuses on assessment of the teaching mission, these same practices apply equally to student affairs, service and research activities.This book is intended for faculty, administrators and staff responsible for implementing and sustaining outcomes-based assessment program review. It aims to help them understand the "what", "why" and "how" of outcomes-based assessment program review. Rather than adopting a prescriptive approach, it provides a rich array of case studies and ideas as a basis for reflection and discussion to help institutions develop solutions that are appropriate to their own missions and cultures.This book answers such questions as what does good outcomes-based assessment program review practice look like from an institutional perspective? How have others initiated and conducted the process? Why did they choose their particular approaches; and who is doing replicable work? It links effective assessment practices with cyclical program review so that the single process of outcomes-based assessment informs many purposes: program review, strategic planning, professional accreditation, institutional accreditation, and possibly even the assessment of general education.This book illustrates the components of outcomes-based assessment program review, presents the criteria for identifying good practices and suggests steps for implementing a sustainable outcomes-based assessment program--and does so in a way that will engage readers in critical inquiry about what works well and what needs to be improved.
This book is a compilation of institutional assessment good practices. It talks about both academic and co-curricular program reviews with several cases as examples. I am glad that the Division of Student Affairs at Texas A&M University is one of the cases chosen. Based on my own experience and observation throughout the years, the quality of their student services has improved a lot since when I first attended graduate school there.Chapter two of the book talks about the importance of quality assurance and..