Primary Research Group Inc, has published the International Survey of Research University Leadership: Evaluation of the Student Assessment Effort, ISBN 978-157440-495-1
The 60-page study gives detailed data on how 249 university deans, provosts, administrative and academic department heads and other leaders perceive the university office of student assessment, or similar office that performs these functions. It also looks specifically at the level of support among university leaders for spending on assessment personnel, standardized testing, assessment training for faculty and other assessment tools.
Respondents were drawn from major research universities in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Data in the report is broken out by a broad range of criteria including: age, gender, academic title, and compensation level of respondent, and university ranking, public/private status and country of origin of the respondents affiliated institution. The sample is comprised of deans, provosts, chancellors, trustees, vice presidents, upper level administration directors, academic department heads, and distinguished professors.
Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:
In general, the most highly ranked schools were for the most part more critical of the assessment office than were their lower ranked peers; for those from top 40 universities, less than 20% considered assessment office performance to be good or excellent while 50% thought it only acceptable.
The older the interviewee, the more likely that they were to feel that their faculty thought of the assessment effort as important or very important.
By country, the greatest sentiment for the university to spend more on student assessment was in Australia/New Zealand where 28% of leaders interviewed wanted to spend more.
36.55% wanted the university to spend about the same that it had been spending on assessment training for university faculty.
A PDF version of the report is currently available from Primary Research Group for $109.00 and a print version will be available to be shipped on February 25th 2018 and can be ordered now; site licenses are also available. To view a table of contents, an excerpt, a list of the institutional affiliations of survey participants ---– go to the product page for this report at:
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A list of the institutional affiliations of the survey participants is below:
Australian National University
Baylor College of Medicine
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland
Georgia Institute of Technology
Imperial College London
James Cook University
Michigan State University
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State University
Pennsylvania State University
Queen Mary University of London
Saint Louis University
Swinburne University of Technology
Teachers College, Columbia University
The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
University of Idaho
University College Dublin
University of Alberta
University of Birmingham
University of California, Davis
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California--Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Florida
University of Idaho
University of Maryland
University of Maryland--Baltimore
University of Maryland--College Park
University of Michigan
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
University of Michigan School of Information
University of Michigan-Flint
University of Missouri
University of Nottingham
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Florida
University of Tasmania
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Toronto
University of Toronto Scarborough
University of Utah
University of Western Australia
VCUArts in Qatar
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis