09 September 2008

Measuring "Global Perspectives"

An instrument aimed at measuring undergraduate students' "global perspective" has emerged from the pilot stage to a norming group of 2500+ respondents. (Instrument development since 2007 has included about double that number.) The 46-item Global Perspectives Inventory is described on the web site of Global Perspectives Institute (http://www.gpinv.org), along with its history (see menu item Development of the GPI on that site).

An online instrument, the GPI relies on self-report. Results are not returned on individuals; the institution receives results at the group level. See the homepage text of the web site for a code to use to access a copy of the survey.

The GPI is currently affordable, with this offer good through June 2009: $500 for two administrations, scoring and interpretation provided by the company. I checked with the company to confirm that there is no top limit for number of students at this price.

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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