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Unformatted Document Text:  publication requirements, or have their work on assessment recognized as service to the institution. Often, faculty may need resources – travel to professional conferences or workshops on assessment; acquisition of books, journal subscriptions, testing materials, etc.; maybe even small stipends for participation in surveys, focus groups, or service on an assessment or accreditation committee or task force – to accomplish their tasks. Perhaps one of the best ways to gain faculty buy-in is to be sure they are rewarded through the retention, tenure, and promotion process. And, last but not least, whenever institutions of higher education engage in any kind of assessment project, it is important that they adapt don’t adopt existing instruments and processes to their own needs and culture. References Angelo, Thomas A. “Reassessing (and Defining) Assessment.” AAHE Bulletin, November 1995: 7-9. —. “Classroom Assessment & Classroom Research.” AAHE Assessment Forum. March 1997. Angelo, Thomas A., and K. Patricia Cross. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1993. Banta, Trudy W. Making A Difference. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1993. Banta, Trudy W., John P. Lund, Karen E. Black, and Frances W. Oblander. Assessment in Practice: Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1996. Bennett, Tom R. “CSUSM WASC Report.” WASC Capacity & Preparatory Review Report. Fall 2006. http://www.csusm.edu/wasc/ourreport/WASC_CPRReport_Final_6PM_8Jan07.pdf (accessed February 2, 2008). CSU Board of Trustees Committee on Educational Policy. “Agenda Item 1.” Report on Student Outcomes Assessment in the California State University. Long Beach, CA, September 11-12, 1990. CSU Board of Trustees. “CSU Public Affairs: The Mission of the California State University.” The Mission of the California State University. November 1985. http://www.calstate.edu/PA/info/mission.shtml (accessed February 3, 2008). CSU Chancellor’s Office. About Cornerstones. January 28, 1998. http://www.calstate.edu/cornerstones/about/ (accessed February 3, 2008). —. CSU Academic Affairs: Student Learning Outcomes Assessment. 2008b. http://www.calstate.edu/acadaff/sloa/ (accessed February 3, 2008). Aligning Assessment Across All Levels page 24 of 34

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publication requirements, or have their work on assessment recognized as service to the
institution. Often, faculty may need resources – travel to professional conferences or workshops
on assessment; acquisition of books, journal subscriptions, testing materials, etc.; maybe even
small stipends for participation in surveys, focus groups, or service on an assessment or
accreditation committee or task force – to accomplish their tasks. Perhaps one of the best ways to
gain faculty buy-in is to be sure they are rewarded through the retention, tenure, and promotion
process.
And, last but not least, whenever institutions of higher education engage in any kind of
assessment project, it is important that they adapt don’t adopt existing instruments and processes
to their own needs and culture.
References
Angelo, Thomas A. “Reassessing (and Defining) Assessment.” AAHE Bulletin, November 1995: 7-9.
—. “Classroom Assessment & Classroom Research.” AAHE Assessment Forum. March 1997.
Angelo, Thomas A., and K. Patricia Cross. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College
Teachers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Banta, Trudy W. Making A Difference. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
Banta, Trudy W., John P. Lund, Karen E. Black, and Frances W. Oblander. Assessment in Practice:
Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
Bennett, Tom R. “CSUSM WASC Report.” WASC Capacity & Preparatory Review Report. Fall 2006.
http://www.csusm.edu/wasc/ourreport/WASC_CPRReport_Final_6PM_8Jan07.pdf (accessed
February 2, 2008).
CSU Board of Trustees Committee on Educational Policy. “Agenda Item 1.” Report on Student Outcomes
Assessment in the California State University. Long Beach, CA, September 11-12, 1990.
CSU Board of Trustees. “CSU Public Affairs: The Mission of the California State University.” The
Mission of the California State University. November 1985.
http://www.calstate.edu/PA/info/mission.shtml (accessed February 3, 2008).
CSU Chancellor’s Office. About Cornerstones. January 28, 1998.
http://www.calstate.edu/cornerstones/about/ (accessed February 3, 2008).
—. CSU Academic Affairs: Student Learning Outcomes Assessment. 2008b.
http://www.calstate.edu/acadaff/sloa/ (accessed February 3, 2008).
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