Higher Education Assessments: Leadership Matters reflects the work of a make a selection group of researchers, scholars, and practitioners in higher education assessment with the goal of identifying strategies that help 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 leading edge key issues relevant to advancing assessments in higher education-principles that culminate in bettering student learning and development. Kramer and Swing provide a tool for presidents, vice presidents, provosts, and deans to resolve which areas of assessment matter most in their institutions and how they are able to 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 may develop into a culture, and putting students first as partners in the learning enterprise. In doing so, they have got focused on what a campus president and his or her team wish to know and do to lead assessment successfully on campus and as they set the tone for and facilitate institutional assessments.
Higher Education Assessments: Leadership Matters (The ACE Series on Higher Education)