Assessing what Professors Do

Author: David A. Dilts
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313267611
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A basic guide for the development and administration of faculty assessment programs and performance appraisal.

The Politics and Processes of Scholarship

Author: Joseph Michael Moxley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295720
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Joining the debate about the role of scholarship and research at American universities, this book examines such issues as postmodern concepts of scholarship, the impact of technology on scholarship, and the promoting of grant writing and scholarly publishing. Challenging the ideal of pure research and atheoretical teaching, contributors debate the impact of research-based graduate study and its faith in pure research on American scholarship, demonstrating how postmodern theories and social and economic problems are exploding the myth of disinterested research. The book also analyzes how academics could grapple with social, political, moral, and pedagogical issues, considers the impact of online databases and electronic journals, and explores the changes that could help faculty find their voices as scholars.

Assessment in Higher Education

Author: John Heywood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853028311
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This book examines not only the assessment of student learning but the assessment of institutions, the programmes they offer, and the teaching they provide. It describes in detail the significant developments that have taken place over the last decade in the field, and clarifies the different meanings of the term assessment that are now in use.

Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education

Author: Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319743384
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of current, innovative approaches to assessing generic and domain-specific learning outcomes in higher education at both national and international levels. It discusses the most significant initiatives over the past decade to develop objective, valid, and reliable assessment tools and presents state-of-the-art procedures to adapt and validate them for use in other countries. The authors highlight key conceptual and methodological challenges connected with intra-national and cross-national assessment of learning outcomes in higher education; introduce novel approaches to improving assessment, evaluation, testing, and measurement practices; and offer exemplary implementation frameworks. Further, they examine the results of and lessons learned from various recent, world-renowned research programs and feasibility studies, and present results from their own studies to provide new insights into how to draw valid conclusions about learning outcomes achieved in various contexts.

Register of Educational Research in the United Kingdom 1992 1995

Author: Foundation Natl
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415132436
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This latest volume of the Register of Educational Research in the United Kingdom lists all the major research projects being undertaken in Britain during the latter months of 1992, the whole of 1993 and 1994 and the early months of 1995. Each entry provides names and addresses of the researchers, a detailed abstract, the source and amount of the grant(where applicable), the length of the project and details of published material about the research.

Transforming Higher Education

Author: Maurice Kogan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853028827
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Transforming Higher Education: A Comparative Study is the final volume of the mini-series on the International Study of Higher Education. This unique series is based upon documents, statistics and extensive interviews with politicians, institutional leaders and academics from a varied range of institutions and disciplines. This book consolidates the findings of the international research project on the radical higher education reforms since the 1970s. Drawing together the implications of studies of Sweden, Norway and Britain in a set of comparative analyses, the authors assess the reforms of the higher education system on three distinct levels, the state, the institution and the individual. They examine change in government policy, in the leadership and management of higher education institutions and the impact on academic identities and the academic profession.

Student Assessment in Higher Education

Author: Allen Horace Miller
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749427979
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Assessment plays an important role in improving learning, and this comprehensive book is designed to provide university teachers with an overview of the many approaches to setting, marking and reviewing coursework, assignments, tests and examinations. The authors aim to demonstrate the strong influence that assessment has on the way students approach their learning tasks and to highlight the importance of investigating how assessment is used in practice. In the light of the Dearing Report, it is now recognized that more emphasis should be placed on formative assessment as a means of improving learning, the type of skills required by assessors in higher education, and the support teachers require to achieve such skills. This handbook will be invaluable to all teachers involved in higher education, especially those who are dissatisfied with the assessment procedures they are using for setting and marking assignments, examinations and theses. Educational administrators, course developers and researchers will also find this a comprehensive review of research on the subject.

Test Policy and Test Performance Education Language and Culture

Author: Bernard R. Gifford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940092500X
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Bernard R. Gifford In the United States, the standardized test has become one of the major sources of information for reducing uncertainty in the determination of individual merit and in the allocation of merit-based educational, training, and employment opportunities. Most major institutions of higher education require applicants to supplement their records of academic achievements with scores on standardized tests. Similarly, in the workplace, as a condition of employment or assignment to training programs, more and more employers are requiring prospective employees to sit for standardized tests. In short, with increasing frequency and intensity, individual members of the political economy are required to transmit to the opportunity marketplace scores on standardized examinations that purport to be objective measures of their abilities, talents, and potential. In many instances, these test scores are the only signals about their skills that job applicants are permitted to send to prospective employers. THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TESTING AND PUBLIC POLICY In view of the importance of these issues to our current national agenda, it was proposed that the Human Rights and Governance and the Education and Culture Programs of the Ford Foundation support the establishment of a ''blue ribbon" National Commission on Testing and Public Policy to investigate some of the major problems, as well as the untapped opportunities, created by recent trends in the use of standardized tests, particularly in the workplace and in schools.