A National Symposium
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
The Higher Education Act: Possible Implications for Accountability and the Assessment of Student Achievement
Sharon Weinberg, NYU vice provost for faculty affairs, sets the stage for the symposium with these remarks about the HEA.
Excerpts from the symposium opening session featuring Alicia Hurley, director of NYU’s Office of Federal Policy; Jane Oates, senior education adviser to Senator Edward Kennedy; and Catharine Stimpson, dean of NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Excerpts from a symposium panel discussion featuring Mary Brabeck, dean of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education; Sean Fanelli, president of Nassau Community College; Ted Marchese, senior consultant to Academic Search Consultation Services; and Margaret “Peg” Miller, professor, University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.
Peter Teitelbaum, NYU assistant vice provost and director of institutional research, reviews some of the University’s methods of assessing the undergraduate experience.
For his recent book What the Best College Teachers Do, Ken Bain, director of NYU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, spent 15 years studying the practices of outstanding college teachers. Here he shares some of their fundamental approaches.
In this brief note NCC President Sean Fanelli indicates some of what the largest community college in the State University of New York system has been doing in terms of assessment.
Demands on faculty time continue to grow, but have the assessment and evaluation of faculty performance kept pace? Sonia Gonsalves, professor of psycology at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, addresses this important issue.
Frances K. Stage, ID TK, insists that by changing our thinking about assessment we can better meet our audience’s needs.
Responses and Reflections: Continuing the Dialogue
Excerpts from the symposium’s concluding conversation, featuring Glenda Price, president of Marygrove College, and other symposium participants.