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Expert on Higher Education Assessment
to Speak at UK

By Kelley Bozeman


Peter Ewell

Ewell is vice president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, a research and development center founded to improve the management effectiveness of colleges and universities. He has authored six books and numerous articles on the topic of improving undergraduate instruction through the assessment of student outcomes. A graduate of Haverford College, Ewell received his doctorate in political science from Yale University in 1976.

 

Feb. 5, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Peter Ewell, an internationally known expert on higher education assessment, accountability and public policy, will speak at the University of Kentucky on Thursday, Feb. 13. He will discuss the challenge of assessing student learning for research universities and the critical need to document what graduates know and are able to do. He also will provide suggestions for developing a culture of assessment in our campus context. The event is open to the public and will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the William T. Young Library auditorium. Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m. in the Gallery adjacent to the auditorium.

Ewell is vice president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, a research and development center founded to improve the management effectiveness of colleges and universities. He has authored six books and numerous articles on the topic of improving undergraduate instruction through the assessment of student outcomes. A graduate of Haverford College, Ewell received his doctorate in political science from Yale University in 1976.

Following Ewell’s address, several sessions are planned. One will provide a summary of changes in policies and practices. Another session is designed to initiate changes to the internal structure supporting campus assessment at UK. The new structure will feature working groups that focus on specific assessment topics or issues such as portfolio assessment, professional accreditation, computer-based testing, student “pulse” polls, and service outcomes.


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