Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide, Second Edition by Linda Suskie
The first edition of Assessing Student Learning has become the standard reference for college faculty and administrators who are charged with the task of assessing student learning within their institutions. The second edition of this landmark book offers the same practical guidance and is designed to meet ever-increasing demands for improvement and accountability. This edition includes expanded coverage of vital assessment topics such as promoting an assessment culture, characteristics of good assessment, audiences for assessment, organizing and coordinating assessment, assessing attitudes and values, setting benchmarks and standards, and using results to inform and improve teaching, learning, planning, and decision making.
Praise for the Second Edition of Assessing Student Learning
All of us engaged in assessing student learning will benefit from Linda Suskies continued work to define and refine assessment concepts and strategies. She asks, and answers, the hard questions we all need to address to plan and implement a successful assessment program.
?Randy L. Swing, executive director, Association for Institutional Research
Once again, Linda Suskie provides a clear and comprehensive guide to assessment. Her truly commonsense approach distills vast amounts of scholarship on the topic and provides excellent examples of good practice. This book will be an invaluable resource to faculty and administrators working on assessment.
?Madeleine F. Green, vice president for international initiatives, American Council on Education
This book is a self-contained manual to assist anyone with the implementation of outcomes-based assessment.I highly recommend it to all of my students because Linda Suskie illustrates each step in great detail and answers common assessment questions clearly. I own two copies of the first edition, because one is always in use by one or more of my colleagues.
?Marilee J. Bresciani, associate professor, Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education, and codirector, Center for Educational Leadership, Innovation, and Policy, San Diego State University
God's Love is NOT "Unconditional"
5 Things You May Have Never Considered About God’s Love
God's Love - John God's love towards us, His estranged creation, is graphically depicted in the sacrifice He made on our behalf. Jesus Christ, is God's unique and eternal Son. He came into this sin-cursed world and actively partook in our sufferings. Even as we are flesh and blood, He shared in the same. In doing so He took our sins away, effectively nailing them to the cross with Himself. Thus, He who knew no sin became sin for us 11 and He who gave life to all, tasted death for those condemned to it.
Because ethnicity is part of the good of creation, we seek to honor and celebrate the ethnic identity of those with whom we serve as well as those we seek to reach. Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God… 1 John There is no better time to be reminded of this profound truth than during the passion week — when those who are faithful commemorate the greatest expression of that divine love. John knew the importance of understanding the love of God. John calls the reader to comprehend the truth of what he was about to say by paying strict attention. The force of the command underscores the importance of grasping the connection between understanding the love of God and living a victorious spiritual walk. He does this by using the word potaphn , a word used seven times in the New Testament which always implies astonishment.
Lectionary blog for Oct. Have you seen those billboards on the interstates that purport to be messages from God? I ride the roads a lot and see many of those signs; they always make me laugh and sometimes they make me think.
The Bible emphasizes the central role that love plays in our lives. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. In other places we are urged to become perfected in the love of God. Do you know how to love like God? How do you achieve this kind of godly love?