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This volume of New Directions for Institutional Research --the first in a series of annual supplements--is intended to help institutional research, assessment professionals, and others involved in assessment. Chapter topics include: OL {list-style:disc}P:{margin-left 60px} Assessment and Accountability in America Today: Background and Context Measurement Validity and Accountability for Student Learning The Voluntary System of Accountability for Accountability and Institutional Assessment The Texas Experience with Accountability and Student Learning Assessment VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education Rising to the Challenge: Developing a Survey of Workplace Skills, Civic Engagement, and Global Awareness Sharing Responsibility for Student Learning Everyone in this growing group of administrators, faculty, and staff is constantly pursuing two goals: improving programs through the development of internal assessment tools, and answering external demands to account for the quality of student learning and related aspects of institutional functioning. The chapter authors, all leading researchers, provide a historical and conceptual perspective on assessment in higher education and examine some of the tools being developed to make institutional assessment meaningful and useful. This is the first volume in a series of annual supplements in the of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Institutional Research . Always timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470445242
ISBN-10: 0470445246
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 153mm x 5mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Jossey Bass Wiley
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Victor M.H. Borden

VICTOR M. H. BORDEN is associate vice president for university planning, institutional research, and accountability at Indiana University and associate professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. GARY R. PIKE is executive director of information management and institutional research and associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.