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Assessment movement fails to engage faculty

Posted on Saturday May 29th 2010

A recent article and report on assessment movement suggest that assessment efforts have failed to fully engage faculty because it is seen as management and political  culture rather than a way to engage students and student learning.  Additionally the use of business terms such as:  measurement, benchmarks, accountability and testing is not helpful to engage faculty in quality assessment and affronts faculty professionalism. The report by National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment also suggests strategies to involve students in outcomes assessment.

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