BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Effective Practices for Academic Leaders Archive Series

Effective Practices for Academic Leaders

Leading Change through Assessment

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April 2006
9781579221539
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  • Publisher
    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    30th April 2006
  • ISBN 9781579221539
  • Language English
  • Pages 16 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
$20.00
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April 2006
9781579223823
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  • Publisher
    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    15th April 2006
  • ISBN 9781579223823
  • Language English
  • Pages 16 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
$10.00

Executive Summary
With increasing public demands for accountability, there is a need to collect and present evidence of the effectiveness of practices and outcomes in higher education. Transformational leadership can facilitate the use of such evidence to improve programs and services that positively influence student learning. This form of leadership can be initiated top-down by presidents, chief academic officers, deans, and department chairs and/or bottom-up by students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders. This briefing explores the leadership styles and insights about assessment of top administrators from eleven colleges and universities nationwide that have established reputations for good practice in outcomes assessment. In interviews with these leaders, we examine their perspectives on the following aspects of assessment: the vision, barriers, risks, methods of stakeholder engagement and support, collection and application of data, and sustainability of the process. Emergent themes in leading institutional change through assessment include the need for collaboration among administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals; adequate training, recognition, and rewards for faculty and staff; and incorporation of assessment data into strategic plans, annual reports, budget hearings, and program reviews.

Jeremy Stranks

Jeremy Stranks was a founder member of the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health and a chief examiner for that Board for many years. He is a regular seminar speaker and the author of over 20 books including Health and Safety Law and Health and Safety for Management.

Trudy W. Banta

Trudy W. Banta is professor of higher education and vice chancellor for planning and institutional improvement at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is co-author of "Assessment Essentials" and "Making a Difference", and founding editor of the bi-monthly Assessment Update.

Lauryl A. Lefebvre

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