Defining and Measuring Excellence in the Changing World of Higher Education: Case Stories from Five Colleges of Education

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Jannah Walters Nerren
Christina Sinclair
Nan Barker
Mark Reid
Gina Anderson

Abstract

This paper presents a collection of case stories from five Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) within colleges of education, four from institutions in Texas and one from California, to present a micro cross-sectional narrative interpretation of what constitutes excellence in educator preparation. The broad framework utilized in this interpretation focuses on the individual approaches used by each institution for creating and sustaining positive cultures of data-informed decision-making, with the ultimate objective of continuous program improvement, while also meeting the accreditation expectations of each institution.

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Nerren, J., Sinclair, C., Barker, N., Reid, M., & Anderson, G. (2018). Defining and Measuring Excellence in the Changing World of Higher Education: Case Stories from Five Colleges of Education. Educational Renaissance, 6(1). Retrieved from https://educationalrenaissance.org/index.php/edren/article/view/107
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Author Biographies

Jannah Walters Nerren, Sam Houston State University

Associate Dean for Assessment and Planning

College of Education

 

Christina Sinclair, Stephen F. Austin State University

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

 

Nan Barker, California State University, Fresno

Regional Director, CalStateTEACH

Mark Reid, Texas A&M, Commerce

Associate Dean, College of Education and Human ServicesAssociate Professor, Secondary Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Gina Anderson, Texas Women's University

Associate Dean, TWU College of Professional EducationProfessor, Curriculum & Instruction

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