Faculty views on developing and assessing learning outcomes at the tertiary level

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dc.contributor.author Nabhani, Mona
dc.contributor.author Bahous, Rima
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-11T07:40:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-11T07:40:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-05-11
dc.identifier.issn 1527-2060 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7802
dc.description.abstract Assessing students' learning outcomes is on the agenda of higher education institutions seeking improvement of student learning. Faculty members should be well versed in developing and assessing learning outcomes and involved in ensuring success in the assessment process; however, many claim that the process interferes with academic freedom, refuse to listen, and resist change. In this article, we examine faculty views on assessing students' learning outcomes in English-medium universities in Arab countries. Online e-mail interviews were conducted with twenty-four faculty from universities in the Arab world to explore their views on the development and assessment of student learning outcomes. Results show that although some are eager to implement new processes, others are confused. Recommendations include following a gradual process beginning with a shared vision for identifying student learning outcomes and key indicators for achieving these outcomes as well as ongoing professional development for faculty. Evidence-based decisions for how to improve the process will enhance teaching and learning and lead to a culture of assessment en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Faculty views on developing and assessing learning outcomes at the tertiary level en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198129610 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197902770 en_US
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal The Journal of General Education en_US
dc.journal.volume 64 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 294-309 en_US
dc.keywords Assessment en_US
dc.keywords Program and course learning out-comes en_US
dc.keywords Higher education en_US
dc.keywords Faculty en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5325/jgeneeduc.64.4.0294 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bahous, R., & Nabhani, M. (2015). Faculty Views on Developing and Assessing Learning Outcomes at the Tertiary Level. The Journal of General Education, 64(4), 294-309. en_US
dc.author.email mnabhani@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email rbahous@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jgeneeduc.64.4.0294?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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