This paper reports research that addresses the challenges higher education leadership faces in devising ways to be responsive to federal and state education departments, accrediting agencies, and higher education systems.
This study used a portfolio-based, mid-program reflection of undergraduate students to elaborate a framework for reflective learning and raise questions about related assessment practices.
This summarizes CSU, Chicos progress in leveraging assessment software and data warehousing functionality to integrate student data, provide rich analysis and reporting possibilities, and document the effectiveness of improvement initiatives.
"The college first instituted a paper-based first-year writing portfolio requirement in 1993. Since then, Spelmans work with student portfolios has expanded into an institution-wide initiative to develop students ability to think critically about their lives, their learning, and their educational goals."
The power of assessment for curricula change. The modeling of rubrics, reports, methodology, and curricular relationships may help other institutions working to establish an assessment program and use assessment results.
This is a collection of new techniques and approaches in a variety of outcomes assessment areas, including general education and major fields as well as civic engagement, student development, electronic portfolios, first-year experience and faculty development.
University of Georgia adopted ePortfolios for their First Year Composition and documented the process. After some information on technologies, and learning theories, they delve into the methodologies and results of the study.
Winter 2009 PeerReview from AACU, this article by Ross Miller, senior director of assessment for learning, Association of American Colleges and Universities and Wende Morgaine, VALUE initiative manager, Association of American Colleges and Universities reflects what users are saying.
Listen to a recording of the 4/14/09 NPR Show: Phyllis Safman, assistant commissioner for academic affairs at the Utah System of Higher Education, and Gary Rhoades, General Secretary for the American Association of University Professors and a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, examine whether or not education "tuning" is better, or just different
This site is part of the Authentic Assessment Toolbox which is a MERLOT Classics winner. This section deals with Authentic Tasks, which according to the author are assignments "given to students designed to assess their ability to apply standard-driven knowledge and skills to real-world challenges." The author provides Characteristics of Authentic Tasks and Types of Authentic Tasks. Also provided at the site are Examples of Authentic Tasks and How to Select an Authentic Task.
Foundation students at Dubai Men's College (DMC) developed a Career ePortfolio as part of an integrated Computer, Research Skills and Projects Course. ... However, the ePortfolios were not interactive or easily portable, and the final artifact was produced for assessment