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Author Sims-Knight, J.E. ♦ Fowler, E. ♦ Pendergrass, N. ♦ Upchurch, R.L.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2000
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Continuous improvement ♦ Educational institutions ♦ Collaborative work ♦ Springs ♦ Guidelines ♦ Education ♦ Accreditation ♦ Modems ♦ Quality management ♦ Feedback
Abstract The College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has begun to implement course based assessment as part of their curricular continuous improvement program. The targeted faculty are those who are developing innovative courses supported by the Foundation Coalition (FC), a collaborative project funded by National Science Foundation. We began in Spring 1999, and have since tried five different strategies: taking faculty to a two-day assessment workshop, a general lecture on embedding an assessment based continuous improvement loop into courses, a written set of guidelines, individual meetings with faculty, and an interactive half-day workshop. We discovered that faculty accept and implement assessment based continuous improvement in their classes once they understand that: (a) it is in their control, (b) it can be done in ways that are cost-effective in terms of time, and (c) that it can reduce frustration in teaching because it makes visible aspects of courses that can be improved.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Psychol., Massachusetts Univ., Dartmouth, MA, USA (Sims-Knight, J.E.)
ISBN 0780364244
ISSN 01905848
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-10-18
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 555.61 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library