Higher Education Outcomes Assessment for the Twenty-First Century

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Higher Education Outcomes Assessment for the Twenty-first Century focuses on recent developments in outcomes assessment, especially from the perspectives of the federal government and state governments, as well as foundations concerned about the state of higher education. The authors identify the significant changes that these stakeholders call for—information that academic librarians and anyone following outcomes assessment need to be aware of—and interpret the discussions to ...

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Overview

Higher Education Outcomes Assessment for the Twenty-first Century focuses on recent developments in outcomes assessment, especially from the perspectives of the federal government and state governments, as well as foundations concerned about the state of higher education. The authors identify the significant changes that these stakeholders call for—information that academic librarians and anyone following outcomes assessment need to be aware of—and interpret the discussions to identify implications for libraries.

Building upon the foundation of knowledge presented in the previous two Libraries Unlimited Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education titles, this book provides readers with up-to-date coverage of topics such as the emerging metrics used to define student and institutional success; the increased importance of accountability and the need to compare and assess the performance of programs and institutions rather than individual courses; and the shift in prioritizing student outcomes over student learning outcomes. The authors also spotlight the critical need for libraries to fit their role within the national discussion and suggest ways in which library managers and directors can play a role in redirecting the discussion to their benefit.

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"Offering practical and theory-based ideas and insights for implementation, activities, and advocating for the place of information literacy and libraries in outcomes assessment for the 21st-century, this title is recommended for academic library professionals."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610692748
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/2013
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,023,455
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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