Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

 

Authors

J. Eugene Knott

Date of this Version

1988

Document Type

Article

Comments

To Improve the Academy, published by The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, volume 7, 1988.

Abstract

Although grading in postsecondary education, according to Eison and Pollio (1987), dates back about 200 years, the formal pursuit of learning focused on human mortality per se has been a part of higher education for only about thirty years. In that brief period, however, has come a rapidly growing concern with issues of evaluating and grading, paired with concern about motivation for enrollment in such courses in the first place. I've been very interested for some years in self-assessment as it bears on evaluation for grading, especially in courses where the content and approach encourage a great deal of self-disclosure and evaluation is likely to be highly subjective.