Assessing Study Abroad: Theory, Tools, and Practice

Assessing Study Abroad: Theory, Tools, and Practice

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ISBN-13: 9781620362143
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/31/2015
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Victor Savicki is Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, at Western Oregon University. His recent research has focused on stress, coping and adjustment in cross-cultural settings. He has participated in a variety of study abroad programs both as an instructor and a researcher.

Elizabeth Brewer is Director, International Education, at Beloit College.

Brian Whalen is the President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad. Until 2010 he was also Associate Provost, Associate Professor of International Studies and Executive Director of the Office of Global Education at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where The Forum continues to be housed. A well-known international educator, Brian writes and speaks on a wide range of international education topics and serves on a number of boards, including the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation Partnership for International Research and Education, NanoJapan Program and the Editorial Board of the journal, Beliefs and Values: Understanding the Global Implications of Human Nature. Brian is the founding editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, started in 1994 as the first academic journal devoted to study abroad, and he continues to serve as its editor and publisher. For five years he was an on-site resident director of study abroad programs in Italy, and he has developed and overseen programs in over 40 countries.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction: Issues in Assessing Study Abroad—Victor Savicki and Elizabeth Brewer

PART ONE: THEORY AND BACKGROUND ON ASSESSING STUDY ABROAD

1) How We Got to Where We Are (and Aren’t) in Assessing Study Abroad Learning—Mark Salisbury

2) Beyond the Study Abroad Industry: Perspectives From Other Disciplines on Assessing Study Abroad Learning Outcomes—Rachel Shively, Nick Gozik, Elizabeth Brewer, Dennis Doyle, and Victor Savicki

3) Closing the Loop: Linking Stages of the Assessment Cycle—Nick Gozik

PART TWO: TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FOR ASSESSING STUDY ABROAD

4) Contextualizing the Assessment Journey and Tools for the Trek—Kevin P. Saunders, Jen Hogan, and Christa Lee Olson

5) Using Qualitative Research Methods to Assess Education Abroad—Tasha Bleistein and Mary Shepard Wong

6) Quantitative Approaches to Study Abroad Assessment—Mark E. Engberg and Lisa M. Davidson

PART THREE: CASE STUDIES OF PRACTICE IN ASSESSING STUDY ABROAD

7) Where and How Do Students Learn Abroad? Using Reflective Writing for Meaning-Making and Assessment—Elizabeth Brewer and Joshua Moore

8) Adapting the Office Mission and Assessment Practices to Institutional Needs—Nick Gozik

9) Integrated Assessment Strategies: Linking Study Abroad Outcomes to the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum—Dennis M. Doyle

10) Engagement: Assessment's Ability to Connect People, Ideas, and Practice—Kelly McLaughlin

11) Using Data for Improvement and Advocacy: A 10-Year Retrospective on Outcomes Assessment Through Multimethod Longitudinal Studies and Institutional Data—Elaine Meyer-Lee and Karen Chambers

12) Continuous Improvement in a Small Study Abroad Office Using Outcomes Assessment—Victor Savicki and Michele V. Price

13) A Closer Look at the Wesleyan Intercultural Competence Scale: A New Tool for Measuring Study Abroad Outcomes—Steven E. Stemler and Carolyn K. Sorkin

14) Engaging Stakeholders in Assessment of Student Learning in Off-Campus Programs—Joan Gillespie, Elizabeth Ciner, and David Schodt

15) Using a Partnership Approach in Study Abroad: Implications and Strategies for Program Design and Assessment—Mary F. Price, Julie A. Hatcher, Dawn Michele Whitehead, and Gil Latz

16) Capacity Building for Assessing Study Abroad Outcomes—Elizabeth Brewer

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