This page provides links to Association and Commission assessment resources, in addition to Web-based resources, that may be helpful to member schools in the task of evaluating the effectiveness of their degree programs and institutional assessment practices.
Section 1.2.2 of Standard 1 (Purpose, Planning, and Evaluation) states, “Evaluation is a critical element in support of integrity in educational efforts, institutional renewal, and individual professional development.”Online Assessment Resources
James Meek, a consultant to the ATS project on the Character and Assessment of Learning for Religious Vocation, identified these resources. They provide helpful hints, tools, and strategies to help busy faculty members, deans, and administrators fulfill the expectations of both the ATS Commission on Accrediting and the regional accrediting agencies that schools demonstrate a comprehensive program of ongoing evaluation of educational effectiveness.
Online Guide for Evaluating Theological Learning
This guide was developed by John Harris of Samford University, a recognized authority on educational assessment and author of Section 8 of the Handbook of Accreditation, “A Guide to Evaluating Theological Learning.” The online guide serves as a complement to the published section of the Handbook and provides links to useful Web-based resources.Organise to Optimise
Written by John Harris (Samford University), John Tagg (Palomar College), and Mike Howell (Samford University), Organise to Optimise: organisational change & higher education was published by The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education and is offered here with its permission. The authors argue that “postsecondary institutions organised horizontally are better positioned to optimise student learning than institutions composed of silos.”