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Book of Interest: "Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators: A Practical Approach" by Darla Deardorff

I'm writing about a book that was published in 2015 that may be of interest to many IHEC Blog readers.  "Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators: A Practical Approach" by my colleague Darla Deardorff with Forewards by Trudy Banta and Hans de Wit is an interesting and valuable book that many in the field may wish to consider reading. 

Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators is intended for practitioners and professors in international higher education (including study abroad professionals, senior international officers, etc.) and includes chapters on Frequently Asked Questions on outcomes assessment, practical strategies for getting started, avoiding assessment pitfalls, and even a chapter for university leaders on strategic-level assessment issues.   The appendices contain useful worksheets and handouts that can be used with others, as well as practical examples, resources and insightful articles related to assessing intercultural learning outcomes.

Following is a description of the book from the back cover along with the table of contents:

This is a practical guide to learning outcomes assessment in International Education for practitioners who are starting to engage with the process, as well as for those who want to improve the quality and effectiveness of existing assessment practices

Table of Contents:

Foreword 1 – Trudy Banta

Foreword 2 – Hans de Wit



Chapter 1: Framing International Education Assessment 

Chapter 2: Thirty Frequently Asked Questions on Assessment in International Practice

Chapter 3: The Unique Assessment Context of International Education

Chapter 4: Principles for Effective Assessment in International Education

Chapter 5: Approaching International Education Assessment Holistically: The Logic Model

Chapter 6: Getting Started

Chapter 7: Developing an Assessment Strategy: The Assessment Process

Chapter 8: Pitfalls to Avoid, Strategies and Lessons Learned

Chapter 9: The Leadership Role in International Education Assessment

Chapter 10: The Future of International Education Assessment 


Appendix A: Handouts and Worksheets

Appendix B: Assessing Intercultural Competence as a Learning Outcome of International Education

Appendix C: Some Thoughts on Assessing Intercultural Competence

Appendix D: Checklist for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Outcomes Assessment in International Education

Appendix E: Some Assessment Tools for International Education Contexts

Appendix F: International Education Learning Outcomes Examples

Appendix G: Selected Assessment Resources for International Educations



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