Taking Ownership of Accreditation: Assessment Processes that Promote Institutional Improvement and Faculty Engagement

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Stylus Publishing, LLC., 2006 - Education - 254 pages
"Those who seek a model for how to do accreditation right will find it in this book."--Jon F. Wergin, Professor, Program in Leadership and Change, Antioch University

This book demonstrates how a participatory approach to assessment--involving faculty, students and administrators--and accreditation in their new forms creates a synergy for learner-centered education.
 

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Contents

1 ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION
1
2 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MONTEREY BAYAND THE WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
19
3 INSTITUTIONAL VISION VALUES AND MISSION
37
4 PREPARING FOR ACCREDITATION
53
5 PROGRAM REVIEW AS A MODEL OF VISIONBASED CONTINUOUS RENEWAL
73
6 MULTILAYERED INQUIRY FOR PROGRAM REVIEWS
95
7 EXAMINING CAPSTONE PRACTICES
121
8 A STUDY OF BEST PRACTICES IN ASSESSMENT
141
9 ONE DEPARTMENTS ASSESSMENT STORY
171
10 FACULTY INTERVIEWS
205
11 ADMINISTRATIVE ALIGNMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
229
12 POSTSCRIPT AND REFLECTIONS
243
INDEX
247
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Amy Driscoll, formerly the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at CSUMB, is an Associate Senior Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Diane Cordero De Noriega is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and currently Interim President, at CSUMB.

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