Assessing Student Leadership

Assessing Student Leadership : New Directions for Student Leadership, Number 151

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Student learning and program assessment are educational priorities on today s campuses. To create exceptional leadership programs, educators need to develop a structured plan that includes multiple assessment methods over time and experiences. This volume, by professionals with diverse theoretical backgrounds, provides a road map and illustrates tangible practices of assessing student leadership. Topics covered include: * How leadership and assessment intersect * Developing a comprehensive assessment plan * The language of leadership * Assessing student leadership * Assessment from an institutional approach. The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 163 x 232 x 7mm | 232g
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119303834
  • 9781119303831
  • 63,782

Table of contents

EDITORS NOTES 5 Darby M. Roberts, Krista J. Bailey 1. Setting the Stage: The Intersection of Leadership and Assessment 7 Darby M. Roberts, Krista J. Bailey This chapter provides an overview of leadership and assessment and their relationship to each other. 2. Developing a Comprehensive Assessment Plan 19 Kimberly A. Piatt, Tearney R. Woodruff Leadership educators need a framework for developing a comprehensive assessment plan to assess student learning and program effectiveness. 3. Exploring the Language of Leadership Learning and Education 35 Scott J. Allen, Melissa R. Shehane Defining language in the leadership field when establishing and maintaining partnerships is a necessary step in a leadership program. 4. Assessing Student Leadership Competency Development 51 Corey Seemiller Institutions are committed to developing leaders and are challenged to ensure students have meaningful developmental experiences. 5. Assessing Leadership Using National Assessment Tools 67 Sharra Hynes This chapter identifies the benefits and challenges of using a national quantitative instrument to measure leadership. 6. Carts Before Horses? Remembering the Primacy of the Student s Experience in Student Learning 79 Michael Preston, Adam Peck Employing qualitativemethodologies in the assessment of student leadership programs provides opportunities for reflection. 7. Leadership Assessment from an Institutional Approach 93 June Nobbe, Krista M. Soria This chapter provides information about assessing undergraduates leadership development and linking assessment efforts to institutional student learning outcomes. INDEX 107
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About Darby M. Roberts

Volume Editors:
Darby M. Roberts is the director of Student Life Studies at Texas A&M University and also teaches in the Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education master's program.

Krista J. Bailey is an associate director in the Offices of the Dean of Student Life at Texas A&M University and also teaches in the Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education master's program.

Series Editor:
Susan R. Komives is Professor Emerita from the University of Maryland, co-founder of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs and co-author or co-editor of a dozen books.
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