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    Preparing Future Faculty to Assess Student Learning, Selected Resources

    Institutional Strategies

    Alcock, M., Sayers, K. W., & To Dutka, J. (2006). Transforming institutional culture in regard to student learning: One university's experience. Assessment Update, 18 (5), 9-11.


    Allen, M. J. (2006). Assessing general education programs. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co.


    Association of Governing Boards. (2010). How boards oversee educational quality: A report on a survey on boards and the assessment of student learning. Washington, DC: Author.


    Bers, T.H. (2008). The role of institutional assessment in assessing student learning outcomes. New Directions for Higher Education, 141, 31-39. doi: 10.1002/he.291


    Bresciani, M.J., Zelna, C.L., & Anderson, J.A. (2004). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. Washington, DC: NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.


    Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (2003). Statement of mutual responsibilities for student learning outcomes: Accreditation, institutions, and programs. Washington, DC: Author.


    Cuevas, N.M., Matveev, A.G., & Miller, K.O. (2010). Mapping general education outcomes in the major: Intentionality and transparency. Peer Review, 12 (1), 10-15.


    Ewell, P.T. (2001). Accreditation and student learning outcomes: A proposed point of departure. Washington, DC: Council on Higher Education Accreditation.


    Ewell, P.T. (2007). Assessment Supplement. In M.H. Borden & G.R. Pike (Eds.), Assessing and accounting for student learning: Beyond the Spellings Commission. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


    Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


    Maki, P. (2010). Assessing for learning: Building a sustainable commitment across the institution (2nd ed.). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.


    Ribera, T., Fernandez, S., & Gray, M. (2012). Assessment matters: Considering the scholarship of teaching and learning in student affairs. About Campus, 16 (6), 25-28.


    Henning, G. W., Mitchell, A. A., & Maki, P. L. (2008). The assessment skills and knowledge standards: Professionalizing the work of assessing student learning and development. About Campus, 13 (4), 11-17. doi: 10.1002/abc.259


    Hutchings, P. (2010, April). Opening doors to faculty involvement in assessment. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.


    Keeling, R. P., Wall, A.F., Underhile, R., & Dungy, G. J. (2008). Assessment reconsidered: Institutional effectiveness for student success. Washington, DC: NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.


    Palomba, C.A., & Banta, T.W. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


    Learning Assessment Strategies in Arts & Humanities

    Anderson, T. (2013 January-February). Building a culture of assessment in the arts and sciences. Assessment Update, 25 (1), 3-14. doi: 10.1002/au


    Ford, T. (2010 November-December). Growth in disciplinary resources for assessment in the liberal arts. Assessment Update, 22 (6), 1-15.


    Grindley, C. J., Bernal-Carlo, A., Brennan, S., Frenz-Belkin, P., Gampert, R., Li, I.,...Zoe, L. (2010). Pulling it all together: Connecting liberal arts outcomes with departmental goals through general education. Peer Review. 12 (1), 27-29.


    Heiland, D. & Rosenthal, L. (Eds.). (2011). Literary study, measurement, and the sublime: Disciplinary assessment. New York, NY: The Teagle Foundation.


    Learning Assessment Strategies in STEM

    Brown, C., Hansen-Brown, L., & Conte, R. (2011). Engaging millennial college-age science and engineering students through experiential learning communities. Journal of Applied Global Research, 4 (10), 41-58.


    Cromack, J. & Savenye, W. (n.d.). Learning about learning in computational science and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education


    Crowe, A., Dirks, C., & Wenderoth, M.P. (2008). Biology in Bloom: Implementing Bloom's taxonomy to enhance student learning in biology. Life Sciences Education, 7 (4), 368-381. doi: 10.1187/cbe.08-05-0024


    Mathematical Association of America. (n.d.). Supporting assessment in undergraduate mathematics.



    Allen, S. & Knight, J. (2009). A method for collaboratively developing and validating a rubric. International Journal for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 3 (2), 1-17.


    Austin, A.E. (2002). Preparing the next generation of faculty. Journal of Higher Education, 73 (1), 94-122.


    Eccarius, M. (2011). Rubric development to assess student learning through asynchronous discussion board. Quarterly Review of Distance Learning, 12 (4), 265-268.


    ETS. (2002). Linking classroom assessment with student learning


    Fook, C.Y. & Sidhu, G.K. (2010). Authentic assessment and pedagogical strategies in higher education. Journal of School Sciences, 6 (2), 1153-161. doi: 10.3844/jssp.2010.153.161


    Huba, M.E. & Freed, J.E. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.


    Pellegrino, J.W., Chudowsky, N., & Glaser, R. (2001). Knowing what students know: The science and design of education assessment. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 


    Rando, W. (2001). Writing teaching assessment questions for precision and reflection. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 87, 77-83.


    Stevens, D.D. & Levi, A. (2005). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing



    Clark, J. E. & Eynon, B. (Fall 2011/Winter 2012). Measuring student progress with e-portfolios. Peer Review, 13/14 (4/1), 6-8.


    Penn, J.D. (2011). Future directions for assessing complex general education student learning outcomes. New Directions for Institutional Research, 149, 109-117. doi: 10.1002/ir.384


    Thaler, N., Kazemi, E., & Huscher, C. (2009). Developing a rubric to assess student learning outcomes using a class assignment. Teaching of Psychology, 36 (2), 113-116. doi: 10.1080/00986280902739305


    Wickersham, L. E. & Chambers, S. M. (2006). ePortfolios: Using technology to enhance and assess student learning. Education. 126 (4), 738-746.


    Using Student Learning Outcomes

    Contreras-McGavin, M. & Kezar, A. J. (2007). Using qualitative methods to assess student learning in higher education. New Directions for Institutional Research, 136, 69-79.


    Ohia, U. & Diallo, Y. (2012 September-October). Lessons from multiple institutional assessment measure of specific student learning outcomes and satisfaction. Assessment Update, 24 (5), 7-14.


    Pusecker, K., Torres, M., Crawford, I., Levia, D., Lehman, D., & Copic, G. (Fall 2011/Winter 2012). Increasing the validity of outcomes assessment. Peer Review, 13/14, (4/1), 27-30.


    Web Resources

    Association of American Colleges and Universities. Resources: Assessment.


    Association of American Colleges and Universities. STEM Assessments.


    Association of American Colleges and Universities. VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education.


    The American Political Science Association. Student Assessment and Learning Outcomes.


    Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. See the Resources drop-down.


    Collegiate Learning Assessment. CLA: Research & Vision.


    Lumina's Tuning USA Project.


    Mathematical Association of America. CUPM Guidelines for Assessment of Student Learning.


    National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. In this section, we will provide a bibliography of Papers, Articles, & Presentations on student learning outcomes assessment. The resources are organized by topic to make them more accessible.


    National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. Occasional papers


    On the Cutting Edge. Cutting Edge Resources for STEM Faculty.


    The Teagle Foundation. How Can Student Learning Best Be Advanced? Achieving Systematic Improvement in Liberal Education


    The Teagle Foundation. Resources: Listenings



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