Understanding abilities, learning and development through college outcome studies: What can we expect from higher education assessment?

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Conference Presentation

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American Association of Higher Education Conference on Assessment and Quality


American Association for Higher Education


Chicago, IL

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This document presents elements of a symposium developed by the Alverno College, Wisconsin, research and evaluation staff on the extent to which educational research that is internally driven by institutionally defined purposes and questions is valid and useful to the educational research community as a way of addressing its larger questions about learning and teaching. The document contains outlines and discussions of symposium questions, symposium objectives potential beneficiaries from advances on the questions posed by the symposium, questions posed


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