Sociology Turns Up Assessment

USA“The question of how to measure learning – and if it can or should be measured at all – continues to stir debate. But despite skeptics’ grumblings, sociology departments are increasingly using assessment methods to evaluate students’ experiences, according to a new study by the American Sociological Association. The survey, administered in 2008, drew responses from 549 departments or programs that offer a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Over all, the number of departments that perform some types of assessment of student learning rose by about 10 percent between 2001, the last year the study was conducted, and 2007. Most sociology departments continued to use student surveys, senior theses or projects, and exit interviews, in that order, according to the report …” (more)

[Stephanie Lee, Inside Higher Ed, 2 July]

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