Higher Education Assessments

Leadership Matters

by Gary L. Kramer, Randy L. Swing, Raymond Barclay, Trudy Bers, Bryan D. Bradley, Peter J. Gray, Coral Hanson, Trav D. Johnson, Jillian Kinzie, Thomas E. Miller, John Muffo, Danny Olsen, Russell T. Osguthorpe, John H. Schuh, Kay H. Smith, Vasti Torres

Series: The ACE Series on Higher Education

Higher Education Assessments: Leadership Matters reflects the work of a select group of researchers, scholars, and practitioners in higher education assessment with the goal of identifying strategies that assist senior campus leaders as they respond to the challenges of a changing economic landscape and political climate. The contributors, experts in the field, bring to the forefront key issues relevant to advancing assessments in higher education-principles that culminate in improving student learning and development. Kramer and Swing provide a tool for presidents, vice presidents, provosts, and deans to determine which areas of assessment matter most in their institutions and how they can measure progress in aligning claims with outcomes. The contributors deftly address assessment in student affairs, documentation of student learning, student engagement to bridge learner outcomes, assessment in the disciplines, assessments that can transform a culture, and putting students first as partners in the learning enterprise. In doing so, they have focused on what a campus president and his or her team need to know and do to lead assessment successfully on campus and as they set the tone for and facilitate institutional assessments.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781442206229
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Higher Education Assessments
  • Series: The ACE Series on Higher Education
  • Author: Gary L. Kramer (ed.); Randy L. Swing (ed.); Raymond Barclay (contrib.); Trudy Bers (contrib.); Bryan D. Bradley (contrib.); Peter J. Gray (contrib.); Coral Hanson (contrib.); Trav D. Johnson (contrib.); Jillian Kinzie (contrib.); Thomas E. Miller (contrib.); John Muffo (contrib.); Danny Olsen (contrib.); Russell T. Osguthorpe (contrib.); John H. Schuh (contrib.); Kay H. Smith (contrib.); Vasti Torres (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

In The Press

Higher Education Assessments: Leadership Matters has value for broad college and university audiences. Its primary draw will be among higher education leaders who need to familiarize themselves with critical questions of assessment and accountability. Campus leadership teams and assessment professionals will benefit from reading the book together as engaged team development. Although written for top-level leaders, the book is equally suitable for deans or department heads who aspire to attain high-level posts and should be of interest to anyone concerned with assessment in higher education.

About The Author

Gary L. Kramer is professor of counseling psychology and special education in the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling, Brigham Young University. Randy L. Swing is executive director of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) in Tallahassee, Florida.