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1. New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability .
The New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability (the Alliance) was established to improve student learning at the undergraduate level and to find educationally valid ways of demonstrating that such improvement is taking place. The Alliance aims to improve student learning through voluntary and cooperative professional efforts to significantly improve assessment of, and accountability for, student learning outcomes. It also aims to convey to the higher education community and the larger public the importance of a quality college education in preparation for work, life, and responsible citizenship.
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2. Benjamin, R. February 2011. Avoiding a tragedy of the commons in postsecondary education.
At this moment in history, human capital -- the stock of knowledge and skills citizens possess-- is our country’s principal resource. To develop human capital requires a high performing educational system, as education is the primary venue for preserving and enhancing human capital. But a storm is brewing in plain sight. Here’s a brief, incomplete, but ominous sketch of the problem and what it means for assessment.
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3. Brownell, J. E., & Swaner, L. E. 2010. Five high-impact practices: Research on learning outcomes, completion, and quality.
"This monograph examines what educational research reveals about five educational practices: first-year seminars, learning communities, service learning, undergraduate research, and capstone experiences."
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4. Chickering, A. & Braskamp, L. A. 2009. Developing a global perspective for personal and social responsibility.
"The authors of this article argue that this essential learning and developmental goal—which we call global perspective—can be enhanced if it is further interpreted within the context of educating students to be citizens of a global society."
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5. Coker, J.S., & Porter, D.J. . 2015, January/FebruarY. Maximizing Experiential Learning for Student Success.
The results of a study conducted at Elon University yield three best-practices for experiential learning: (1) Provide a wide array of experiential learning opportunities for students; (2) Frame experiences for broad liberal-learning outcomes; and (3) provide all students with access to each type of experience.
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6. Collins, R. K. 2010. Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes.
Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA, is another important and often overlooked strategy for helping adults progress towards a degree. PLA is the process by which many colleges evaluate for academic credit the college-level knowledge and skills an individual has gained outside of the classroom (or from non-college instructional programs), including employment, military training/service, travel, hobbies, civic activities and volunteer service. PLA recognizes and legitimizes the often significant learning in which adults have engaged in many parts of their lives.
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7. DeAngelo, L., Hurtado, S. Pryor, J. H., Kelly, K. R., Santos, J. L., & Korn, W. S. 2009. The American college teacher: National norms for the 2007-2008 HERI faculty survey.
This brief looks at the data collected from the HERI faculty survey data from 2007-2008 and picks out general themes including: goals for undergraduate education, student-centered pedagogy, engaged scholarship, views on diversity, and female professors.
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8. Finley, A. 2012. Making progress? What we know about the achievement of liberal education outcomes.
This report "presents comparative data on achievement over time across an array of liberal education outcomes such as critical thinking, writing, civic engagement, global competence, and social responsibility...[and] highlights new approaches to advancing meaningful assessment with effective pathways for learning and student success."
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9. Hurtado, S., & DeAngelo, L. 2012, Spring. Linking diversity and civic-minded practices with student outcomes: New evidence from national surveys.
This article examines national data to understand more about the impact of diversity and civic-related practices in regards to specific student outcomes.
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10. Kuh, G. D. 2003. What we're learning about student engagement from NSSE: Benchmarks for effective educational practices.
After a brief outline about the evolution and status of NSSE, the article summarizes what has been learned thus far regarding patterns of engagement of different groups of students.
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11. Massey, J., & Gouthro, K. Jan/Feb2011. Community outreach: Assessment and program planning for off-campus students.
Abstract: The article offers information on the Community Outreach Centre (COC), a support centre for students who live off the Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. It states that the goal of the centre is to cultivate community among off-campus students and community members which involves establishing and supporting activities that nurture community involvement, civic engagement, and responsible citizenship. It also mentions the assessment of the centre's role on the campus in April 2009.
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12. O'Neill, N. 2012. Promising Practices for Personal and Social Responsibility: Findings from a National Research Collaborative .
Drawing on meetings of a distinguished group of educational researchers, Promising Practices highlights select national/multi-institutional data and major themes along five dimensions of personal and social responsibility. Importantly, the report also offers a set of evidence-based recommendations for improving campus practice in relation to educating students for personal and social responsibility.
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13. Pryor, J. H., Hurtado, S., DeAngelo, L., Palucki Blake, L., & Tran, S. 2009. The American freshman: National norms for fall 2009.
This report summarized the findings of the 2009 CIRP Freshman Survey. The report covers topics including: financial concerns, political issues, personal and social responsibility, AP classes, special classes, and veterans.
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14. Richards-Schuster, K., Ruffolo, M. C., Nicoll, K. L., Distelrath, C., & Galura, J.A. 2014. Using ePortfolios to assess program goals, integrative learning, and civic engagement: A case example.
Analyzing 51 student ePortfolios from a capstone class for an Interdisciplinary Community Action and Social Change minor, the authors share results on how ePortfolios can be utilized to assess civic engagement. The authors also reveal the program’s impact.
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15. The Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement National Task Force. 2012. A crucible moment: College learning and democracy's future.
The importance of civic learning in colleges and universities is the focus of this report. A civic institutional matrix for institutional use is included.
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