Designing Better Engineering Education Through Assessment: A Practical Resource for Faculty and Department Chairs on Using Assessment and ABET Criteria to Improve Student Learning

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Stylus Publishing, LLC., 2008 - Education - 360 pages
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"The work describes various assessment methods and provides examples of various assessment tools that have been utilized by a variety of programs. Valuable for faculty and administrators who are concerned with satisfying the ABET accreditation requirements in engineering and technology programs. Recommended." Choice"
 

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Contents

1 UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF ASSESSMENT
3
2 ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING
23
3 ASSESSMENT METHODS USED IN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM ASSESSMENT
59
4 USING ASSESSMENT RESULTS FOR IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING
117
5 TOOLS AND ASSESSMENT METHODS SPECIFIC TO GRADUATE EDUCATION
149
PART TWO BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES
169
6 BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES TO ASSESSMENT IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
171
7 OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO CHANGE
190
9 ASSESSMENT FOR IMPROVING TEACHING AND STUDENT LEARNING WITHIN A COURSE
246
10 USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT
266
11 THE CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE AT THE BACCALAUREATE MASTERS AND DOCTORATE LEVELS
285
PART FOUR THE FUTURE
305
12 THE FUTURE OF ASSESSMENT
307
GLOSSARY
329
CONTRIBUTORS
339
INDEX
347

PART THREE LEARNING ALONG THE CONTINUUM OF THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
211
8 ASSESSING THE FIRST YEAR OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION
213

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Joni Spurlin is University Director of Assessment and Associate Director of University Planning & Analysis at North Carolina State University.

Sarah A. Rajala is James Worth Bagley Chair and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University.

Jerome P. Lavelle is Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.

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