Get Assessment Culture essential facts below. View Videos
or join the Assessment Culture discussion
. Add Assessment Culture
to your Like2do.com topic list for future reference or share
this resource on social media.
Subset of organizational culture defined by the values, beliefs, and assumptions held by its members. In higher education, a positive assessment culture is characterized by trusting relationships, data-informed decision-making, a respect for the profession of teaching, and an internally-driven thirst for discovery about student learning. Positive assessment culture generally connotes the existence of conditions for collaboration among practitioners, reward structures and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, student involvement and a shared commitment among leaders to making institutional improvements that are sustainable. Assessment culture may be revealed behaviorally through factors such as: celebration of successes, comprehensive program review, shared use of common terminology and language, provision of technical support, and use of affirmative messaging to effectively convey meaning. Culture of assessment has been measured by scholars of perceptions among faculty to determine motivations, sense of support, and levels of fear related to assessment.
- ^ Schein, E. (1990). "Organizational Culture". American Psychologist. 45 (2): 109-119.
- ^ Lakos, A.; Phipps, P. (2004). "Creating a culture of assessment: a catalyst for organizational change". Libraries and the Academy. 4 (3): 345-361.
- ^ Farkas, M. (2013). "Building and sustaining a culture of assessment: best practices for change leadership". Reference Services Review. 41 (1): 13-21.
- ^ Banta & Associates (2002). Building a scholarship of assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-bass.
- ^ Ndoye, A.; Parker, M. "Creating and sustaining a culture of assessment". Planning for Higher Education: 28-39.
- ^ Suskie, Linda (2009). Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Wiley.
- ^ Maki, P.L. (2010). Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution. Sterling: Stylus.
- ^ Bresciani, M.; Zelna, C.; Anderson, J. (2006). Assessing student learning and development: A handbook for practitioners. Washington, D.C.
- ^ Weiner, Wendy F. "Establishing a culture of assessment: fifteen elements of assessment success". American Association of University Professors. Retrieved 2017.
- ^ Fuller, M.; Skidmore, S.; Bustamante, R. (2016). "Empirically Exploring higher Education Cultures of Assessment". The Review of Higher Education. 39 (3): 395-429.