Improving Engineering Education at Kuwait University through Continuous Assessment


Christoforou A. P. , Yigit A. S. , Al-Ansary M. D. , Faridah A., Aly A. A. , Lababidi H., ...More

International Journal of Engineering Education, vol.19, no.6, pp.818-827, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Engineering Education
  • Page Numbers: pp.818-827

Abstract

The initial stages of development and implementation of assessment plans for the engineering programs at Kuwait University are presented. The plans are based upon an integrated set of strategies aimed at: establishing and maintaining a structured process that translates educational objectives into measurable outcomes and specifies feedback channels for corrective action; providing necessary assessment training; creating an assessment toolbox, and identifying and reviewing key institutional practices to ensure that they are aligned with the assessment process. Preliminary results from pilot implementations are also presented. Improvements are already evident in the areas of teaching effectiveness, assessment of student learning, and involvement of all the constituents.