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This second edition of Assessment Essentials updates the bestselling first edition, the go-to resource on outcomes assessment in higher education.


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JOURNAL
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This quarterly periodical for department chairs and deans features practical advice, useful information, and up-to-date resources. Its applications, techniques, case studies, strategies, and guidance are directly relevant to today's academic leaders.
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR SPOTLIGHT
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In Partnership with IDEA Education
Chair Feedback & Development Program
The IDEA Feedback System for Chairs is the only nationally available tool for chairs that provides feedback, analysis, and a customized plan for professional development based on priorities determined by the chair. It addresses two fundamental questions:
     –How effective am I perceived to be?
     –What might I do to improve? 

The Chair Feedback and Development Program connects individual feedback with a year of guided online professional development to help chairs and department heads succeed. More.

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT
Reframing Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
Gauging student learning is necessary if institutions are to prepare students to meet the 21st century needs of employers and live an economically independent, civically responsible life. For assessment professionals and educational leaders, Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education. offers both a compelling rationale and practical advice for making student learning outcomes assessment more effective and efficient. Read Chapter 1 from this valuable guide now. More.

JOURNAL
The Chair as Diversity Leader
In The Department Chair journal you’ll find such informative articles as “Department Chairs as Transformational Diversity Leaders” by Alvin Evans and Edna Chun. The topic of chair leadership in diversity is noticeably absent from most of the department chair literature. This article summarizes recent research findings on the chair's role in diversity transformation and identifies six organizational and behavioral barriers to diversity. Read the article from the winter 2015 issue now. More.

Quick Tips and Practical Advice

Q. How can chairs help guide faculty through the changing landscape of teaching? Read More.

Q. How can chairs employ mission-based advocacy? Read More.

Q. How can chairs minimize role conflict? Read More.

Sample Chapters and Articles

In Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable, Zachary and Fischler present a gratifying, practical fable. Read More.

Gauging student learning is necessary if institutions are to prepare students to meet the 21st century needs of employers and live an economically independent, civically responsible life. Read More.

Building Academic Leadership Capacity gives institutions the knowledge they need to invest in the next generation of academic leaders. Read More.

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