Program Assessment in Higher Education
This program aims at broadening participants’ understanding and skills in relation to designing assessment processes, articulation of measurable learning outcomes, and application of data collection and data reporting methods. It stresses on the importance of considering evidences and results for program continuous improvement.
The program starts by exposing participants to the fundamentals of program assessment, its purpose, the benefits it offers and how to successfully develop program goals and learning outcomes; identify program assessment methods and establish criteria for success. The second part of the program stresses on the actual process of conducting assessment activities; during the last day participants will focus on understanding how to interpret data and use results for continuous improvement. The program will involve interactive ‘hands-on’ individual and group activities which will help put the theory into practice.
This program is intended at Deans of Schools and Colleges as well as Heads of Departments and faculty members participating in the design, development, implementation, assessment and regular review of academic programs. In addition the program is directly linked to the work of managers and staff members working within institutional effectiveness and research, quality assurance and accreditation and other similar functions.