Outcomes Assessment and the Faculty Culture: Conflict or Congruence?
Tener, Robert K., Journal of Engineering Education
"There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who would profit from the old order, and lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order." -Machiavelli 
In most engineering faculties, instituting an outcomes assessment program is certainly "to initiate a new order of things" in the sense of Machiavelli's admonition. A popular and relevant dictum from the field of management is that management of change, especially change of institutional paradigms, is the most difficult task leaders face. The heuristic which underlies the …
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Publication information: Article title: Outcomes Assessment and the Faculty Culture: Conflict or Congruence?. Contributors: Tener, Robert K. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Engineering Education. Volume: 88. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1999. Page number: 65+. © AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION Oct 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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