Assessment that Matters: Integrating the “Chore” of Department-Based Assessment with Real Improvements in Political Science Education

@inproceedings{Deardorff2005AssessmentTM,
  title={Assessment that Matters: Integrating the “Chore” of Department-Based Assessment with Real Improvements in Political Science Education},
  author={Michelle D. Deardorff and Paul J. Folger},
  year={2005}
}
ABSTRACT Assessment requirements often raise great concerns among departments and faculty: fear of loss of autonomy, distraction from primary departmental goals, and the creation of alien and artificial external standards. This article demonstrates how one political science department directly responded to their own unique circumstances in assessing their current program in order to effect improvement. We suggest that assessment does not have to be a long and arduous process but can be… CONTINUE READING