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Assessment and Accreditation in Higher Education

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The following is a listing of publications about accreditation and assessment in higher education. We have chosen these references for their currency and relevance to the subject of quality in higher education. They are classified into eight categories as listed below, but many of these publications cover topics in several of the categories.

1 History

5 Higher Education-Context

2 Theory/Philosophy

6 Standards

3 Methodology

7 Quality Assurance

4 Assessment

8 General Resources


1 HISTORY

Blauch, L. E. (1969). Accreditation in higher education. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare.

Goodchild, L. F. (1986). The turning point in American Jesuit higher education: The standardization controversy between the Jesuits and the North Central Association, 1915-1940. History of Higher Education Annual, 6, 81-116.

Harcleroad, F.F. (1980). Accreditation: History, process, and problems. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education.

Hogg, E.E. (1994). Understanding the accreditation enigma: A historical approach. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Service.

Longanecker, D. A. (1994). The new federal focus on accreditation. Academe, 80 (4), 13-17.

National Policy Board on Higher Education Institutional Accreditation. (1994). Independence, accreditation, and the public interest. Special report on accreditation. Washington, DC: Author. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED 377 760)

Sanders, J.B. (1959). Evolution of accreditation. In L. E. Blauch (Ed.), Accreditation in higher education (pp. 9-14). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health Education and Welfare.

Selden, W.K. (1960). Accreditation: A struggle over standards in higher education. New York: Harper & Brothers.

Semrow, J.J. (1981). A brief history and background of the accreditation process. NCA Quarterly, 56 (2), 383-393.

Stedman, C.H. (1980). Accreditation and licensing: Origins and current status. (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED 238 235)

Young, K.E. (1979). New pressures on accreditation. Journal of Higher Education, 50 (2), 132-144.

 

2 THEORY/PHILOSOPHY

Adelman, C. (Ed.). (1986). Performance and judgment: Essays on principles and practices in the assessment of college student learning. Washington, DC: Office of Educational Research and Improvement, United States Department of Education.

Andrews G., & Harris, J. (1979). A perspective on the accreditation of nontraditional higher education. Peabody Journal of Education, 56 (3), 167-173.

Astin, A.W. (1991). Assessment for excellence: The philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education. New York: MacMillan.

Atwell, R. H. (1994). Putting our house in order. Academe, 80 (4), 9-12.

Baird, L. L. (1988). A map of postsecondary assessment, Research in higher education, 28, 99-115.

Bender, L. W. (1983). Accreditation: Misuse and misconceptions. In K.E. Young, C. M. Chambers, & H. R. Kells (Eds.), Understanding accreditation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Benjamin, E. (1994). From accreditation to regulation: The decline of academic autonomy in higher education. Academe ,80 (4), 34-36.

Braskamp, L. A. (1989). So, What's the use? In P.J. Gray (Ed.), Achieving assessment goals using evaluation techniques: No. 67 New directions in higher education (pp. 43-50). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. (1977). The balance wheel for accreditation. Washington, DC: Author.

Davis, B.G. (1989). Demystifying assessment: Learning from the field of evaluation. In P.J. Gray (Ed.), Achieving assessment goals using evaluation techniques: No. 67 New directions in higher education (pp. 43-50). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Dill, D.D., Massey, W.F., William, P.R., & Cook, C.M. (1996). Accreditation and academic assurance: Can we get there from here? Change, 28 (5), 16-24.

El-Khawas, E. (1981). Accreditation: Self-regulation. In K. Young and Associates (Eds.), Understanding accreditation (pp. 54-70). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Ewell, P.T. (1987). Assessment: Where are we? Change, 19 (1), 23-28.

Ewell, P.T. (1994). A matter of integrity: Accountability and the future of self-regulation. Change, 26 (6), 24-29.

Fincher, C. (Ed.). (1989). Assessing institutional effectiveness: Issues, methods, and management. Athens, GA: Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.

Graham, P.A., Lyman, R.W., & Trow, M. (1995). Accountability of colleges and universities. New York: The Trustees of Columbia University.

Hutchings, P., & Marchese, T. (1990). Watching assessment: Questions, stories, prospects. Change, 22 (5), 12-38.

Hutchings, P., & Reuben, E. (1988). Faculty voices on assessment: Expanding the conversation. Change, 20 (4), 48-55.

Mentkowski, M. (1988-89). Creating a context where institutional assessment yields educational improvement. Journal of General Education, 40-41.

Selden, W.K. & Porter, H.V. (1977). Accreditation: Its purposes and uses. Washington, DC: The Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

Thompson, H. L. (Fall 1993). Recharting the future of accreditation. Educational Record, 74 (4), 39-42.

Tobin, R. W. (1994). The age of accreditation: A regional perspective. Academe, 80 (4), 26-33.

Whitaker, U. (1990). Assessing learning: Standards, principles and procedures. Chicago: Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning.

Young, K.E., Chambers, C.M., & Kells, H.R. (1983). Understanding accreditation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

3 METHODOLOGY

Astin, A. W., & Ewell, P. T. (1985). The value-added debate. . . continued. AAHE Bulletin, 37 (8), 11-13.

Leathem J. (1991, Winter). Thirteen steps to outcomes accreditation: Maine West's experience. NCA Ouarterly, 65, 470-475.

Light, R. J., Singer, J.D, & Willett, J.B. (1990). By design: Planning research on higher education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. (1995). Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions: An Overview. Chicago: Author (ERIC Document Reproduction Services No. ED 390 318)

 

4 ASSESSMENT

Adelman, C. (Ed.). (1985). Assessment in American higher education: Issues and contexts. Washington, DC: Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education.

Adelman, C. (Ed.). (1988). Performance and judgment: Essays on principles and practice in the assessment of college student learning. Washington, DC: United States Department of Education.

Astin, A.W. (1991). Assessment for excellence: The philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation in higher education. New York: Macmillan.

Banta, T.W. (1991). Contemporary approaches to assessing general education outcomes. Assessment Update, 3 (2), 1-4.

Banta, T. (Ed.). (1988). Implementing outcomes assessment: Promise and perils: No. 59 New directions for institutional research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Braskamp, L.A., & Krug., S.E. (1989). College assessment surveys for higher education. Champaign, IL: Metritech.

Braskamp, L.A. (1991). Purposes, issues, and principles of assessment. NCA Quarterly, 66 (2), 417-29.

Cross, K. P., & Angelo, T. A. (1988). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for faculty. Ann Arbor, MI: National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning.

Curry, W., & Hager, E. (1987). Assessing General Education: Trenton State College. In D. F. Halpern (Ed.). Student outcomes assessment: What institutions stand to gain: New directions for higher education No. 59 (pp. 57-65). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Erwin, T. D. (1991). Assessing student learning and development: A guide to the principles, goals, and methods of determining college outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, Inc..

Ewell, P.T. (1988). Implementing assessment: Some organizational issues. In T. Banta (Ed.), Implementing outcomes assessment: Promises and perils: No 59 New directions for institutional research (pp. 15-28). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Ewell, P.T. (1991). To capture the ineffable: New forms of assessment in higher education. In G. Grant (Ed.), Review of Research in Education, 17 (pp. 75-125). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

Folger, J.K., & Harris, J.W. (1989). Assessment in accreditation. Decatur, GA: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Gaither, G. (1996, Spring). The assessment mania and planning. Planning for Hgher Education, 24, 7-12.

Halpern, D. (Ed.). (1987). Student outcomes assessment: What institutions stand to gain. New directions for higher education No. 59. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jacobi, M., & Astin, A. (1987). College student outcomes assessment. Washington, DC: American Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Jacobi, M., Astin, A., & Ayala, F. (1987). College student outcomes assessment: A talent development perspective. (ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 7). Washington, DC: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, The George Washington University.

Marchese, T. J. (1988). The uses of assessment. Liberal Education, 74 (3), 23-36.

McMillan, J. H. (Ed.). (1988). Assessing students' learning. New directions for teaching and learning. No. 34. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Menges, R. J. (1988). Research on teaching learning: The relevant and the redundant. The Review of Higher Education No. 11, 259-68.

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. (2003). Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources. Philadelphia: Author.

Rossman, J. E. & El-Khawas, E. (1987, June). Thinking about assessment: Perspectives and chief academic officers. Washington, DC: American Council on Education.

Steele, J. M. (1989, Winter). Evaluating college programs using measures of student achievement and growth. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 357-75.

Terenzini, P. T. (1989). Assessment with open eyes: Pitfalls in studying student outcomes. Journal of Higher Education, 60 (6), 644-64.

Thrash, P.A., (Ed.). (1991, Fall). Assessing student academic achievement [Special issue]. NCA Quarterly, 66.

Wright, B. (1993). An assessment primer. Metropolitan universities: An international forum, 3, 7-15.

 

5 HIGHER EDUCATION CONTEXT

Adams, Michael F. (1995, Sept/Oct). The five fallacies of academic life. Trusteeship, 3 (5), 18-21.

Chickering, A.W., & Gamson, Z.F. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE Bulletin, 39 (7), 3-7.

Institute for Higher Education Policy. (1994). Federal regulations affecting higher education (Report). Washington, D.C.: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Hartle, T. W. (1994, Winter). Will increased regulation threaten the academy's independence? Educational Record, 75 (1), 52-56.

Kerr, C. (1995). The uses of the university (4th ed.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Pascarella, E.T., & Terenzini, P.T. (1991). How college affects students. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Rosovsky, H. (1990). The university: An owners manual. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

 

6 STANDARDS

Hauptman, A.M., & Mingle, J.R. (1994). Standard setting and financing in postsecondary education: Eight recommendations for change in federal and state policies. Denver, CO: State Higher Education Executive Officers and the Education Commission of the States.

Marty, M. (Fall 1989). Standards vs. criteria: The case for criteria. NCA Quarterly ,64, 395-403.

Semrow. T. T., Barney, J.A., Fredericks, M., Fredericks, J., Robinson. P., & Pfnister, A.O. (1992). In search of quality: The development, status, and forecast of standards in postsecondary accreditation. New York: Peter Lang.

 

7 QUALITY ASSURANCE

Bogue, E. G., & Saunders, R. L. (1992). Strengthening the tests of academic and administrative effectiveness. The evidence for quality. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Craft, A. (1992). Quality assurance in higher education. Proceedings of an International Conference, Hong Kong, 1991. Bristol, PA: The Falmer Press, Taylor and Francis, Inc.

Hartle, T.W., Harris, J., Ewell, P.T., Jones, D.P., Loacker, G., Elman, S., & Lynton, E. (1986). Assessment in American higher education. Washington, DC: Department of Education.

Haworth, J.G. & Conrad, C.F. (1997). Emblems of quality in higher education: Developing and sustaining high-quality programs. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Kells, H.R. (1992). Self regulation in higher education: a multi-national perspective on collaborative systems of quality assurance and control. Great Britain: Biddies Ltd.

Marcus, L.R.; Leone, A.O., & Goldberg, E.D. (1983). The path to excellence: Quality assurance in higher education. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 1. Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Melan, E. H. (1995). Quality improvement in higher education: TQM in administrative functions. In B Ruben (Ed.), Quality in higher education (pp. 173-188). New Bruswick, NJ: Transaction Publ.

Nordvall, R.C. & Braxton, J.M. (1996). An alternate definition of quality of undergraduate college education: Toward usable knowledge for improvement. The Journal of Higher Education, 67 (5), 483-97.

Ruben, B.D. (Ed). (1995). Quality in higher education. New Brunswick: Transition Publishers.

Rush, S. C. (1995). Productivity or quality? In search of higher education's yellow brick road. In B Ruben (Ed.), Quality in higher education (pp. 109-119). New Bruswick, NJ: Transaction Publ.

Seymour, D.T. (1992). On Q: Causing quality in higher education. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.

Seymour, D.T. (1995). Once upon a campus. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.

Sherr, L., & Teeter D. J., (Eds.). (1991). Total quality management in higher education. New directions for institutional research.

Sims, S.J., & Sims, R.R. (Eds.). (1995). Total Quality Management in higher education: Is it working? Why or why not? Westport Connecticut: Praeger Publishers.

Sterian, P. E. (1992). Accreditation and quality assurance in higher education: Papers on higher education series. Bucharest, Romania: European Center for Higher Education.

Vudof, M., & Busch-Vishnic, I. (1996) Total quality: Myth or management in universities. Change, 28 (6), 19-27.

 

8 GENERAL RESOURCES

Adelman, C., (Ed.). (1986). Assessment in American higher education: Issues and contexts. Washington, DC: Office of Educational Research and Improvement, United States Department of Education.

American College Testing Program. (1988). Collegiate assessment of academic proficiency: Guidelines. Iowa City: ACT.

Banta, T. W. & Associates. (1993). Making a difference: Outcomes of a decade of assessment in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. (1992). Accreditation, assessment and institutional effectiveness: Resource papers for the COPA task force on institutional effectiveness. Washington, DC: Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

Curry, L., Wergin J. F., & Associates (1993). Educating professionals: Responding to new expectations for competence and accountability. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Dary E. T. (1991). Assessing student learning and development. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.

Educational Testing Service. (1989). The new academic profile: Assessing the outcomes of general education. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.

Ewell, Peter T. (1985). Assessing educational outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Gray, P. J. (Ed.). (1989). Achieving assessment goals using evaluation techniques. New directions in higher education, No. 67. San Francisco, CA:, Jossey-Bass.

Hutchings, P. (1987). Six Stories: Implementing successful assessment. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education Assessment Forum.

The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. (1994). The program evaluation standards, (2nd edition.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McClain, C. J., Krueger, D.W., & Knogas, D.A. (1989). Stages of assessment: Costs and benefits. Association of Governing Boards.

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. (2003). Developing Research & Communication Skills: Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum. Philadelphia: Author.

Nichols, J. O. (1991). Institutional effectiveness and outcomes assessment implementation on campus: A practitioner's handbook. New York: Agathon Press.

Pace, C. R. (1984). Measuring the quality of college student experiences. Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.

Pascarella, E. T., & Terenzini, P.T. (1991). How college affects students: findings and insights from twenty years of research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Torres, R. T., Preskill, H. S., & Piontek, M E. (1996). Evaluation strategies for communicating and reporting: Enhancing learning in organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wergin, J. F., & Braskamp, L.A. (Eds.). (1987). Evaluating administrative services and programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

  

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