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Program and Course Assessment

Educating Students: The Moral Judgment Challenge for Higher Education 

In Our Underachieving Colleges (2006), Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University, challenged higher education institutions to do more in providing an education more supportive of building character in undergraduates. While the number of ethics courses offered has increased, both in professional schools and in undergraduate institutions, many of these courses...
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Leadership

Five Emerging Trends for Academic Leaders 

With innovative technologies now being infused in all facets of college and university curricula, academic leaders are beginning to rethink assessments, reconsider data analysis, and fine-tune contemporary job descriptions on college and university campuses. What kind of data should school leaders request? Which new technologies should be approved? How are...
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Program Development

When the End Is in Sight 

There comes a time in the life of an academic program when it is no longer viable due to dropping enrollments, lack of faculty resources, budget cuts, changing external contexts, or other factors. When the decision is made to close a program, the department chair’s attention to planning will be...