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EDUC 6264 Program Planning and Assessment: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 6264 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Choban, M. E., Choban, G. M., & Choban, D. (2008). Strategic planning and decision making in higher education: What gets attention and what doesn't. Assessment Update, 20(2), 1–2, 13–14. 

Collins, D. R. (2008). A practical guide to assessment planning for institutional effectiveness and assessment [Online submission]. Lamar University Electronic Journal of Student Research. 

Cooper, D. L., & Saunders, S. A. (2000). Assessing programmatic needs. New Directions for Student Services, 90, 5–20. 

Droogsma Musoba, G. (2006). Using evaluation to close the inquiry loop. New Directions for Institutional Research, 130, 77–94. 

Grier, A. S. (2005). Integrating needs assessment into career and technical curriculum development. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 42(1), 59–66. 

Hurt, B. (2004). Using the balanced-scorecard approach for program assessment of faculty advising. NACADA Journal, 24(1/2), 124–127. 

Johnson, G., & Rayman, J. R. (2007). e-Portfolios: A collaboration between student affairs and faculty. New Directions for Student Services, 119, 17–30.

Kilgore, D. (2003). Planning programs for adults. New Directions for Student Services, 102, 81–88. 

Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Inc. (2008). How should colleges assess and improve student learning? Employers' views on the accountability challenge.

Rivas, O., Jones, I. S., & Pena, E. E. (2010). Lessons learned while conducting educational program assessment. Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, 1, 1–8. 

Smith, M. (2001). Evaluation: Preview of the future #2. American Journal of Evaluation, 22(3), 281–300.

Valesey, B., & Allen, J. (2009). Widener university. New Directions for Student Services, 127, 103–111. 

Voorhees, R. A. (2005). Institutional research and new program development. New Directions for Institutional Research, 128, 29–39. 

Wong, E. J., Campos, F. C., & Buxton, R. W. (2008). Creating a culture of general education assessment. Assessment Update, 20(6). 

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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