says University of West Florida psychol-
ogy professor Jane S. Halonen, PhD, who
co-chairs APA’s Committee on Associate
and Baccalaureate Education (CABE).
In addition to accrediting bodies and
academic program reviews, she says,
professors and programs are increasingly trying to gather evidence that what
they’re doing works.
Finding a way to help educators
meet those demands was the goal of
the first-ever APA Summit on National
Assessment of Psychology, sponsored by
APA, the National Science Foundation
and the University of Wisconsin–Green
Bay. At the summit, held June 21–25 in
Green Bay, 48 assessment experts identified easy-to-use resources that will form
the basis of an online repository designed
to help educators at two- and four-year
colleges assess their effectiveness.
Designed to be a “one-stop shop” for
assessment, the database will begin by
offering five best practices in each of the
domains identified by APA’s Guidelines
for the Undergraduate Psychology Major
2.0: content, scientific inquiry, social and
ethical responsibility, communications and
In addition, the database will list the
best practices for program-level evaluations for community and four-year
colleges. Eventually, CABE hopes to
make the website interactive and invite
educators and assessment experts to make
their own contributions.
“Our goal is to put assessment tools
in the hands of faculty on the frontlines
of psychology education,” says Regan
A.R. Gurung, PhD, a UW professor of
psychology and human development
who co-directed the summit’s planning
committee. “When people hear the word
‘assessment,’ they often think of top-down
demands, but this is for anyone who’s
teaching and wants to know whether their
students are learning or not.”
For more information, go to www.
apa.org and search for CABE.
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