Assessment in the Executive Ph.D. Program in Urban Higher Education - Brown

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Assessment in the Executive Ph.D. Program in Urban Higher Education - Brown

  1. 1. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education Program Assessment Objectives College of Education and Human Development Dr. Walter A. Brown
  2. 2. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education <ul><li>Assessment Questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the learning outcomes we seek? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What counts as evidence that students are achieving these outcomes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What improvements are we making to the learning system? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the most impressive outcomes? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education <ul><li>Statement of Purpose : To graduate students with content knowledge and research skills that will enable them to assume senior level roles in post-secondary institutions of higher learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education <ul><li>Program Mission : The program engages participants in the analysis of multiple facets of theory and operations through the research of post-secondary institutions in the development of solutions to potential and existing challenges facing urban and metropolitan four-year institutions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education <ul><li>What are the learning outcomes we seek? </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of theories, issues and general content in Higher Education Administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Research Skills that demonstrate the ability to successfully develop five chapters of their dissertation. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills that will provide students with evaluative understanding of research and higher education issues to use as faculty members or administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>Expert content knowledge of a specific topic in higher education that is publishable in refereed research journals in the field and presented at conferences. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education <ul><li>What counts as evidence that students are achieving these outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom evaluations (exams, papers, formal presentations of course content). </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Examinations (high pass rate) </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation Proposal Hearings (committee approval) </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation Hearings (pass/fail rate) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of refereed conference presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Number of refereed journal publications </li></ul>
  7. 7. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education <ul><li>What improvements are we making to the learning system? </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Student Evaluation of Learning Objectives and Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule Adjustments </li></ul><ul><li>Research Opportunities through Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Strategies (What works?) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a strategic plan for the program </li></ul><ul><li>On-line Education </li></ul>
  8. 8. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education <ul><li>What are the most impressive program outcomes of the EPhD Program? </li></ul><ul><li>Retention Rate (Above Average) </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Rate (Above Average) </li></ul><ul><li>Post Graduation Career Achievements </li></ul>
  9. 9. Executive PhD Program in Urban Higher Education <ul><li>Class Year Grad % Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort I 2006 96% </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort II 2007 92% </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort III 2008 89% </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort IV 2009 95% </li></ul>

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