Assessing Student Learning in the Disciplines: Assessment Update Collections

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Trudy W. Banta
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 22, 2007 - Education - 80 pages
Because faculty members’ thinking is immersed in the discipline(s) they teach, it often makes good sense to begin an assessment initiative at a college or university by focusing on student learning in the discipline, or academic major. This new issue illustrates how assessment initiatives focused in that fashion can be the starting point of a successful institutional assessment program.

Methods range from faculty-developed comprehensive exams to computer simulations, from patient-actors to electronic portfolios. Disciplines represented include political science, psychology, sociology, nursing, teacher education, social work, engineering and technology, business, history, urban studies and planning, communications, and fitness/wellness.

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Contents

Assessing Student Learning in the Disciplines
1
Faculty Development for Assessment
7
Response to a State Initiative
13
Agricultural Faculty Constructs Competence Matrix
20
Assessment in Disciplines Subject to Accreditation
26
Collaboration between Schools
38
The Culminating Experience
55
Assessment through the Senior Letter
63
Standardized Measures of Student Learning in the Major
71
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Trudy W. Banta has written or edited 15 published volumes on assessment, contributed 26 chapters to other published works, and written more than 200 articles and reports on the topic. She is the founding editor of award-winning Assessment Update, a bimonthly Jossy-Bass periodical published since 1989. The?recipient of seven national awards for her work, Banta has consulted with faculty and administrators in 46 states and numerous countrieson the topic of outcomes assessment and has developed, coordinated, and given invited addresses at numerous national and international conferences.

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