Committee Chair

Rutledge, Valerie C.

Committee Member

Bernard, Hinsdale; Crawford, Elizabeth; Guess, Pam

Department

Dept. of Education

College

College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

In this study, the researcher explored collegiate faculty use and perception of learning- centered strategies to assess student performance on various learning tasks. Through this study, the researcher identified the assessment strategies that faculty participants most frequently used, as well as the strategies that they perceived to be most effective. In addition to an analysis of the most frequently used assessment strategies for the entire sample, the researcher also investigated differences in strategies used by faculty members in specific discipline sub-groups: Arts and Humanities, Natural and Health Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Participants taking part in this study were faculty members from five small, private, liberal arts institutions in east Tennessee. The institutions included in this study were accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) and member institutions of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA). This study was conducted using comparative and descriptive statistics to evaluate participant responses to a survey instrument. Analysis of the results of this study indicated that there is evidence of some significant differences between the assessment practices of the faculty participants in the various discipline categories.

Degree

Ed. D.; A dissertation submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Education.

Date

8-2013

Subject

Educational evaluation; Educational accountability; Educational tests and measurements -- Study and teaching (Higher)

Discipline

Educational Leadership

Document Type

Doctoral dissertations

Extent

xiii, 108 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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