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Survey of Assessment Practices in Higher Education, 2014 Edition

  • ID: 2879222
  • Report
  • June 2014
  • Region: North America
  • 130 Pages
  • Primary Research Group
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The study is based on data from 50+ North American colleges with data broken out by size and type of college, level of tuition and public/private status. The report covers institutional requirements for departmental assessment plans, policies on both faculty and student assessment, standardized test administration, outreach to students for assessment purposes, graduation requirements, and the institutional politics around assessment issues. The report also gives key benchmarking data on the size and budget of the college assessment office, or other office that performs similar functions.

The study helps college administrators to answer questions such as: what are colleges doing in student and faculty assessment? What resources are being spent? What have colleges found to be successful? How have their efforts changed in the past few years and how are they likely to change in the future? What kind of assessment technologies and strategies are they finding useful? How are they reacting to new pressures from the Federal and state governments to demonstrate effectiveness as educators?

Just a few of the report's main findings are that:

- Colleges in the sample report that a mean of 77.2% of academic departments have developed detailed assessment plans.
- Colleges with more than 12,000 enrolled full time equivalent students were significantly more likely than others to report that their major academic departments had detailed assessment plans.
- Nearly 62% of colleges sampled had an assessment office.
- Private, BA-granting institutions were far more likely than others to require a standardized test in some major area as a requirement for graduation.
- 20% of the institutions sampled paid their highest ranking assessment officer more than $99,000 (US) annually.
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- College of Saint Elizabeth
- Dixie State University
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Grace Bible College
- Hannibal-LaGrange University
- Indiana University Southeast
- James Madison University
- Louisburg College
- Luzerne County Community College
- MacMurray College
- Marquette University
- McPherson College
- Mercy College
- Mount Aloysius College
- Mount Vernon Nazarene University
- MSU Moorhead
- New Mexico Tech
- Northeastern Illinois University
- Notre Dame College
- Point University
- Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
- Rutgers
- Saint Mary of the Woods College
- Savannah State University
- Shasta College
- Southeastern Bible College
- Spelman College
- St. Andrews University
- Stephen F. Austin State University
- Stony Brook University
- The New School
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Delaware
- University of Florida
- University of Idaho
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- University of Kentucky
- University of Mississippi
- University of North Dakota
- University of North Georgia
- University of Northern Colorado
- University of Southern Maine
- Villa Maria College
- Virginia Wesleyan College
- Western University of Health Sciences
- Wilkes University
- Wisconsin Lutheran College
- Worcester State University
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