Quality in Undergraduate Education Georgia State University
A Projet by the Education Trust & the National  Association of System Heads (NASH) in Association with Georgia State University

Disciplinary Standards


National Research Council materials:
The following is a sample of books that are available on the web site of the National Academy Press at http://www.nap.edu

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (2000, 385 pp.)
Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice, National Research Council

Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment (2001, 382 pp.)
Committee on the Foundations of Assessment, James W. Pellegrino, Naomi Chudowsky, and Robert Glaser, editors, Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, National Research Council

Science Teaching Reconsidered: A Handbook (1997, 104 pp.)
Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, National Research Council

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
(1999, 126 pp.)
Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, National Research Council

Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2001,165 pp.)
Committee on Evaluating Undergraduate Teaching, National Research Council

Understanding by Design:
The web site http://www.relearning.org/resources/index.html contains items on assessment, curriculum design, and rubrics by Grant Wiggins - co-author with Jay McTighe of Understanding by Design, (2000, 201 pp.) Prentice-Hall College Div.
For example, to access a rubric sampler, click on the web site and scroll down to rubric sampler.

National Institute of Science Education:
The web site for the National Institute of Science Education http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/nise includes FLAG, Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide, at http://www.flaguide.org contains a good section on Classroom Assessment Techniques for science and mathematics courses at http://www.flaguide.org/cat/cat.htm. In addition, the NISE web site is linked to SALG, Student Assessment of Learning Gains, at http://www.flaguide.org/cat/salg/salg1.htm. This site contains an instrument that is easily modified to the specifics of your class and gets at what you need to know: what's helping your students learn and what is not.

A web site http://www.merlot.org that is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments. Disciplinary areas include all the disciplines of QUE.

Pew Learning and Technology Program:
This program is housed at the Center for Academic Transformation at RPI. The web site http://www.center.rpi.edu/PewHome.html includes information on redesign of instructional approaches using technology to achieve cost savings as well as quality enhancements for large enrollment introductory courses.

A website http://www.imacc.org/standards that gives standards for introductory college mathematics before calculus including standards for intellectual development, for content, and for pedagogy.