The Offices of Institutional Effectiveness and Research manage a lot of information for external and internal constituencies. Sometimes we don't have exactly the information that you may need, but we know a lot of tricks for finding information. Here are some of our favorite sources for public data. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us, and we might be able to point you in the right direction.
Data about Higher Education
- Allen, Mary J. (2004). Assessing academic programs in higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Allen, Mary J. (2006). Assessing general education programs. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Angelo, Thomas, & K. Patricia Cross. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. Second ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Banta, Trudy, et al. (2002). Building a scholarship of assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Council for the Advancement of Standards. (2015). CAS professional standards for higher education. Ninth edition.
- Driscoll, Amy & Swarup Wood. (2007). Developing outcomes-based assessment for learner-centered education: A faculty introduction. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
- Driscoll, Amy, & Diane Cordero de Noriega, eds. (2006). Taking ownership of accreditation: Assessment processes that promote institutional improvement and faculty engagement. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
- Gwet, Kilem. (2012). Handbook of inter-rater reliability. Third ed. Gaithersburg, MD: Advanced Analytics.
- Lewis, Ralph G. & Douglas H. Smith. (1994). Total Quality in Higher Education. DelRay Beach, FL: St. Lucie Press.
- Light, Richard. (2001). Making the most of college. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Nichols, James O., ed. (1995). A practitioner’s handbook for institutional effectiveness and student outcomes assessment implementation. New York, NY: Agathon Press.
- Nichols, Karen W., & James O. Nichols. (2000). The department head’s guide to assessment implementation in administrative and educational support units. New York, NY: Agathon Press.
- Palloff, Rena M. & Keith Pratt. (2009). Assessing the online learning: Resources and strategies for faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Palomba, Catherine A. & Trudy W. Banta. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Schuh, John H, J. Patrick Biddix, Laura A. Dean, & Jillian Kinzie. (2016). Assessment in student affairs. Second ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Suskie, Linda. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide. Second ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Suskie, Linda. (2015). Five dimensions of quality: A common sense guide to accreditation and accountability. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Walvoord, Barbara & Virginia Johnson Anderson. (1998). Effective grading: A tool for learning and assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Walvoord, Barbara E. (2010). Assessment clear and simple: A practical guide for institutions, departments and general education. Second ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Weimer, Maryellen. (1996). Improving your classroom teaching. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publishing.
PDFs Available In Our Office
The following are available as PDF, or as hard copies that you may browse in the OIE office:
- Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Recent trends in general education design, learning outcomes, and teaching approaches.
- Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. (October 2014). Random access: The Latino student experience with prior learning assessment.
- Finley, Ashley, & Tia McNair. (2013). Assessing underserved students’ engagement in high-impact practices. Association of American Colleges & Universities.
- SACSCOC. (2019). The principles of accreditation: Foundations for quality enhancement.
- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. (2016). 60x30TX [Texas higher education strategic plan]
A List of Commonly Used Terms
By familiarizing yourself with these commonly used assessment and accreditation terms, you can better understand the processes and discussions surrounding educational quality and improvement.