Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education: Views and Perspectives

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Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education focuses on assessing institutional quality and effectiveness, and responds to the increasing demand for greater accountability at all levels of institutional activity. It provides material that anyone in higher education dealing with outcomes assessment will find useful. The book presents the perspective of assessment associations and regional accrediting bodies, faculty members who have prepared plans for implementation of outcomes assessment, and librarians engaged in ...

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Overview

Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education focuses on assessing institutional quality and effectiveness, and responds to the increasing demand for greater accountability at all levels of institutional activity. It provides material that anyone in higher education dealing with outcomes assessment will find useful. The book presents the perspective of assessment associations and regional accrediting bodies, faculty members who have prepared plans for implementation of outcomes assessment, and librarians engaged in such assessment. Examples provide practical guidance in determining assessment options and how to proceed in establishing and applying assessment programs. This unique book provides a broad, cross-disciplinary perspective on the discussion of educational quality as reflected through outcomes assessment. Regardless of their position or source of employment, the message of the various authors is the same: outcomes assessment is here to stay.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591580980
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/30/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER HERNON is Professor, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston. He is co-editor of Library & Information Science Research, founding editor of Government Information Quarterly, past editor of The Journal of Academic Librarianship , and an internationally acclaimed author of numerous books.

ROBERT E. DUGAN is Library Director, Mildred F. Sawyer Library, Suffolk University, Boston. During a 30-year career in librarianship, he has been a reference librarian, director of public libraries, head of statewide library development, a state librarian, an associate university librarian, and college library director. He has co-authored six books and more than 50 articles on topics such as information policy, technology, outcomes assessment, and library management and operations.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Keystones of regional accreditation : intentions, outcomes, and sustainability 1
Ch. 2 An institutional commitment to assessment and accountability 17
Ch. 3 A decade of assessing student learning : what we have learned, and what is next 29
Ch. 4 Institutional assessment planning 73
Ch. 5 Developing an assessment plan to learn about student learning 89
Ch. 6 A local institutional assessment plan 103
Ch. 7 The strategic triad supporting information literacy assessment 135
Ch. 8 Selecting from the assessment tool chest 149
Ch. 9 Evolving an assessment of the impact on pedagogy, learning and library support of teaching with digital images 175
Ch. 10 Outcomes assessment in a college library : an instructional case study 197
Ch. 11 Four perspectives on assessment and evaluation 219
Ch. 12 Institutional perspectives 235
Ch. 13 An international perspective 247
Ch. 14 Assessment : a case study in synergy 259
Ch. 15 Preparing for the future : a view of institutional effectiveness 291
Ch. 16 Continued development of assorted measures 309
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