Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts
– Anne McElwee Reeve, Associate Professor of Chemistry- Lynchburg College
Faculty and administrators need quantitative data about whether or not what they are doing every day is effective and long lasting. Reeve demonstrates that an institution-wide assessment program can have a profound effect on what faculty do in the classroom.
Communication, Communication, Communication: Connecting Assessment to Enhancing Student Learning
– Donna L. Sundre, Center for Assessment & Research Studies- James Madison University
Strong assessment programs are nurtured and sustained with clear communication. If assessment of student learning is to succeed, it must be communicated to each constituent group- students, faculty and administrators. If the goals are not clearly communicated in the beginning, the community may feel threatened by new assessment programs.
What matters: A PKAL essay
The need for collaborating communities
– Jeanne L. Narum, Director– Project Kaleidoscope
Taking the kaleidoscopic perspective on institutional transformation requires examining how the changing context calls for different kinds of collaborating communities pursuing new visions of institutional distinction.
What works - A PKAL essay
A community that "works"
- Adapted from PKAL Occasional Paper
In PKAL-sponsored events over the years, participants have reflected on how the character of their community affects the process of planning, building, and sustaining strong programs.
- Keck/PKAL consultancy reports
Interdisciplinary Programs Across Multiple Campuses
Implementing Institution-wide Interdisciplinary Programs
How to ensure institutional policies and practices support and sustain interdisciplinary programs has been the focus on several Keck/PKAL consultancies.
Case study from the 2000 PKAL F21 National Assembly
Considering institutional issues: Interdisciplinary programs
A case study from the 2000 PKAL F21 Assembly provides a learning opportunity for those seeking to establish interdisciplinary programs.