Mathematics, Science and Technology
Within higher education, there has been increased focus over recent decades on evaluating our teaching practices to provide high-quality evidence of student learning for both internal and external assessment. Even at institutions without a college of education, many faculty are engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and/or discipline-based educational research (DBER). While studies are very diverse, and include qualitative and quantitative measures, common data points include student assessment scores and final course grades. In investigations using these measures, researchers acknowledge various mediating and moderating variables, but one particularly impactful variable is often ignored – administrative policies and procedures.
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Scholarly Commons Citation
Faulconer, E., & Bourdeau, D. (2023). Defending against external influences on educational data: The role of policies and procedures. The Department Chair, 34(2). https://doi.org/10.1002/dch.30543