Title: An examination of assessment practices in colleges of business at various Middle East countries

Authors: Nitham M. Hindi, Mohammad K. Najdawi, Hend Jolo

Addresses: College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar. ' College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar. ' College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar

Abstract: This study reports the results of a survey conducted during 2007, which was mailed to deans of schools of business at institutions of higher education located within the Middle East. Schools of business are now more engaged in assessment activities than a few years ago. Assessment activities are costly and the emphasis seems to be placed on assessing critical thinking, communication skills, technology/computer usage, professional knowledge, and problem solving. Colleges of business are relying heavily on course-embedded measures, followed by indirect measures of assessment. Curriculum and instructional changes were the top-ranked uses of assessment results.

Keywords: assessment; higher education; learning assurance; Middle East; business education; teaching.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2008.022985

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.319 - 332

Available online: 06 Feb 2009 *

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