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Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula: A Practical Guide

Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula: A Practical Guide
Author: Robert M. Diamond
ISBN 13: 9780470261347
ISBN 10: 47026134
Edition: 3
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2008-08-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $56.00

Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula

Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula reflects the most current knowledge and practice in course and curriculum design and connects this knowledge with the critical task of assessing learning outcomes at both course and curricular levels. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition of the best-selling book positions course design as a tool for educational change and contains a wealth of new material including new chapters, case examples, and resources. This edition covers timely topics such as

  • The growing role of faculty in accreditation
  • Scholarship and faculty rewards
  • Teaching and learning research
  • Meeting the needs of adult learners
  • Addressing the challenges of distance learning

Praise for Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula

"From pioneer to seasoned scholar of instructional development, Diamond began with the practical and moved to the transformative. What makes this latest edition especially compelling is its consideration of the designer as change agent within the current turbulent environment of higher education. Recognizing that the best-laid instructional plans are doomed to failure if they aren't aligned with organizational conditions, Diamond wisely situates his cogent treatment of design issues within the context of change, adding a critical dimension that is often neglected."

—Nancy Van Note Chism, professor of educational leadership and policy studies, Indiana University School of Education, IUPUI

"This book dives into the most important challenge we face in the academy: helping today's underprepared students reap the full benefits of their time in college. Diamond knows that what matters in college is not the information imparted, but rather the higher order capabilities that students do—or do not—attain through their studies. Designed for everyone who wants to know 'what works?', this magnificently useful handbook draws together a generation of research and campus experimentation on what it will take to create a more intentional, inclusive, and educationally effective college curriculum. Published shortly after Robert Diamond's untimely death, Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula is his lasting gift to the entire higher education community."

—Carol Geary Schneider, president, the Association of American Colleges and Universities