Reclaiming accountability : improving writing programs through accreditation and large-scale assessments /

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Imprint:Logan : Utah State University Press, [2016]
Description:1 online resource
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Sharer, Wendy B., editor.
Morse, Tracy Ann, editor.
Eble, Michelle F., 1974- editor.
Banks, Will, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 26, 2016).
Summary:"Reclaiming Accountability brings together a series of critical case studies of writing programs that have planned, implemented, and/or assessed the impact of large-scale accreditation-supported initiatives and reimagines accreditation as a way to leverage institutional or program change and addresses assessment requirements beyond those in writing programs"--
Other form:Print version: Sharer, Wendy. Reclaiming Accountability : Improving Writing Programs through Accreditation and Large-Scale Assessments. Logan : Utah State University Press, ©2016 9781607324348
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Accreditation and Assessment as Opportunity
  • Wendy Sharer, Tracy Ann Morse, Michelle F. Eble, and William P. Banks; Part One: Laying the Foundations-Educating and Learning from Accrediting Bodies; 1. Assessing for Learning in an Age of Comparability: Remembering the Importance of Context
  • Cindy Moore, Peggy O'Neill, and Angela Crow; 2. QEP Evaluation as Opportunity: Teaching and Learning through the Accreditation Process
  • Susan Miller-Cochran and Rochelle Rodrigo.
  • 3. Understanding Accreditation's History and Role in Higher Education: How It Matters to College Writing Programs
  • Shirley K. RosePart Two: Curriculum and Program Development through Assessment and Accreditation; 4. Going All In: Creating a Community College Writing Program through the QEP and Reaccreditation Process
  • Jonathan Elmore and Teressa Van Sickle; 5. Moving Forward: What General Studies Assessment Taught Us about Writing, Instruction, and Student Learning
  • Jessica Parker and Jane Chapman Vigil.
  • 6. Making Peace with a "Regrettable Necessity": Composition Instructors Negotiate Curricular Standardization
  • David Weed, Tulora Roeckers, and Melanie Burdick7. A Tool for Program Building: Programmatic Assessment and the English Department at Onondaga Community College
  • Malkiel Choseed; 8. Centering and De-Centering Assessment: Accountability, Accreditation, and Expertise
  • Karen Nulton and Rebecca Ingalls.
  • 9. Using Accountability to Garner Writing Program Resources, Support Emerging Writing Researchers, and Enhance Program Visibility: Implementing the UH Writing Mentors during WASC Reaccreditation
  • Jim Henry10. SEUFolios: A Tool for Using ePortfolios as Both Departmental Assessment and Multimodal Pedagogy
  • Ryan S. Hoover and Mary Rist; Part Three : Faculty Development through Assessment and Accreditation; 11. Write to the Top: How One Regional University Made Writing Everybody's Business
  • Polina Chemishanova and Cynthia Miecznikowski.
  • 12. "Everybody Writes": Accreditation-Based Assessment as Professional Development at a Research Intensive University
  • Linda Adler-Kassner and Lorna Gonzalez13. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Assessment: Lessons from a Thresholds-Based Approach
  • Maggie Debelius; 14. Faculty Learning Outcomes: The Impact of QEP Workshops on Faculty Beliefs and Practices
  • Joyce Neff and Remica Bingham-Risher; 15. From the Outside In: Creating a Culture of Writing through a QEP
  • Angela Green, Iris Saltiel, and Kyle Christiansen; About the Authors; Index.