Assessment and Evaluation: Ongoing Research



Outcomes Assessment for First-year Programs,
Curricula, Co-Curricula and Experiences

Outcomes Assessment for Professional Schools'
(Business, Engineering, Medicine) Educational Practices

Assessing and Evaluating Campus Climates for
Diversity and Democratic Outcomes

 


Outcomes Assessment for First-year
Programs, Curricula, Co-Curricula and
Experiences

This project examines how collegiate conditions,                  • The Influence of First
educational practices, and experiences influenced                  Year Success Courses on
a variety of first-year outcomes, ranging from moral                 Student Learning and
reasoning to high-risk drinking behaviors. Funding                  Democractic Outcomes
for this work has come from a host of agencies,                     • Pedagogical Practices that
including but not limited to, the U.S. Department of                   Contribute to Social Justice
Education and the Wabash Center for Inquiry into                     Outcomes
the Liberal Arts.                                                                                • More publications...

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Outcomes Assessment for Professional
Schools' (Business, Engineering, Medicine)
Educational Practices

This project assesses the impact of professional                 • Predicting Student Cheating
schools' curricular and co-curricular practices on                  • Planned Behavior as a
learning outcomes. The research for this work in-                   Model of Academic
volves stakeholders in engineering, business, and                 Dishonesty
medicine to articulate and measure learning out-                  • Factors Influencing
comes, develop strategies to ensure students have                Engineering Students'
achieved these outcomes, and design research                      Decisions to Cheat
plans to assess the effectiveness of these strategies.          • More publications...
This work is generously funded by the Ewing Marion
Kauffman Foundation, the Stern School of Business
at New York University, and the U.S. Department of
Education Funding for the Improvement of Higher
and Postsecondary Education. 

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Assessing and Evaluating Campus Climates
for Diversity and Democratic Outcomes

Campus climate studies investigate perceptions                  • Breaking the Silence
of and experiences with diversity, including religious            • Curriculum Matters
pluralism and spirituality on college campuses.                    • Exploring the Essence of
Distinctive to these studies is the deliberate use of                 Sprituality
respected scales, combined with innovative measure-        • More publications...
ments, specifically tailored to capture attitudes and              
behaviors related to each major campus constituency:          
faculty, staff, undergraduates and graduate students.          
Funding for these projects include the Wabash Center
for Inquiry into the Liberal Arts as well as institutions
interested in assessing their climates for diversity. 

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