This booklet contains a wealth of information on portfolios made available for the first time in this convenient format. The articles explore how portfolios, including web–based portfolios, have been used at various institutions to assess and improve programs in general education, the major, advising, and overall institutional effectiveness. They describe ways portfolios can be scored, students; perspectives on portfolios, how portfolios changed the faculty culture at one college, and more.
, the articles in these booklets represent the best thinking on various topics and are chosen to ensure that readers have information that is relevant and comprehensive and illustrates effective practice.
Toward Excellence in Outcomes Assessment: The Middle States Approach (George Santiago, Jr.).
The Syracuse Model: A Collaborative Approach to Assessment (Ronald C. Cavanagh, Franklin P. Wilbur, Peter J. Gray).
The Assessment Outcomes Program at California State University, Northridge: A Model for Program Improvement (Roberta E. Madison, Norman Fullner, Paul Baum).
Assessment of a Multidisciplinary Curriculum: The West Point Experience (James JF Forest, Bruce Keith).
Assessment at the University of Scranton (Peter J. Gray).
Specific Strategies for Advancing the Hallmarks.
That Second Look at Student Work: A Strategy for Engaging Faculty in Outcomes Assessment (Trudy W. Banta).
Lessons Learned in the Assessment School of Hard Knocks: Guidelines and Strategies to Encourage Faculty Ownership and Involvement in Outcomes Assessment (Carolyn J. Haessig, Armand S. La Potin).
Enlisting Student Aid in Assessing Department Objectives (Daniel Nelson, Kari J. Nelson).
Using Student Satisfaction Assessment Data to Influence Institutional Planning (Stephanie Juillerat, Laurie A. Schreiner).
Using Classroom–Based Assessment for General Education (Ann–Janine Morey).
Assessment and Program Review: Linking Two Processes (Dwight Smith, Douglas Eder).