|a reflection paper that discusses their experience engaging in this course, and specifically learning about assessment through a critical reflexive approach. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is intended for students who are pursuing an advanced degree in higher education or a related area. Students in this course will explore the interrelationship between evaluation, assessment, accreditation, and accountability in higher education. The course will focus on developing an evaluation and assessment practice that responds to internal and external accountability pressures, be they constant educational improvement or meeting funding demands for information or performance. The purpose of this course is threefold: (1) Develop an understanding of accountability and accreditation systems in higher education. (2) To develop the ability for students to engage in addressing accountability and accreditation pressures through assessment. (3) To develop practical evaluation and assessment skills, through doing and reflection upon evaluation and assessment. Students will use course readings, on-line activities, assignments, in class activities, personal reflection, and assessment projects to develop their skills and competencies related to assessment, accountability, and accreditation in higher education. COURSE OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES · Develop an understanding of accountability pressures, models of accountability, and ways of addressing accountability concerns. · Develop an understanding of accreditation history and processes in higher education. · Be able to articulate the interrelationship between assessment, accreditation, and accountability in higher education. · Develop an understanding of evaluation and assessment models, approaches, vocabulary and methods. · Engage in a practice of assessment so that individual show the ability to carry out a basic cycle of dialogue around assessment.