Accreditation Implications for Student Affairs Professionals: How Students “Choose” a Career Pathway

How do Students Choose a Career Pathway? I enjoy talking with my students about their plans following their completion of a baccalaureate program. As you might have anticipated, their aspirations are as varied as the human genome. While a connection seems to exist between course type and my students' self-reported professional aspirations, I often see … Continue reading Accreditation Implications for Student Affairs Professionals: How Students “Choose” a Career Pathway

How Institutions Can Encourage Faculty Engagement in Assessment

Why is assessment necessary? When pursuing a Ph.D. -- which is essentially the only type of training faculty receive to prepare for a career in higher education -- our intellectual pursuits tend to narrowly focus on developing content area expertise and the ability to conduct independent, empirical research. No one tells a professor-in-training about the … Continue reading How Institutions Can Encourage Faculty Engagement in Assessment