Title

Examining the Effectiveness of a Learning Outcomes Assessment Program: a Four Frames Perspective

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Innovative Higher Education

Publication Date

8-1-2017

Abstract

© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Assessment of learning outcomes at the program level is essential to evaluate whether students are achieving what is expected of them as graduates. In this article we present the results of a study in which faculty focus groups were consulted so as to understand the subjective issues that surround the learning outcomes assessment program of an institution. We hope that our study contributes to continuous improvement in institutional assessment practices and to the improvement of student learning. We analysed the data through the lens provided by a leadership model since leadership is a key driver of assessment practices that lead to changes to improve student learning.

ISSN

0742-5627

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Volume

42

Issue

4

First Page

305

Last Page

319

Disciplines

Education

Keywords

Continuous improvement, Higher education, Leadership, Quality assurance

Scopus ID

85001013329

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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