ERIC Number: ED174176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation of Graduate-Level Education. ASHE Annual Meeting 1979 Paper.
Lyons, P. R.
The forms of evaluation of graduate-level education programs are discussed, and a process model of program evaluation which incorporates much student-generated information is presented. Graduate program reviews are generally designed either to provide information to departmental and institutional administrators regarding a program's strengths and weaknesses in a diagnostic sense or to establish the status of a particular program relative to specific performance standards or relative to performance characteristics of other similar programs. The suggested process model of graduate program evaluation relies heavily on the use of program-outcomes information. The model builds an evaluation system using quality indicators that research has indicated as having particular usefulness in the assessment of program quality. It is also based on the incorporation of evaluation methods which have been demonstrated to yield reliable and valid information for decision-making. The following aspects of the model are summarized: coordination and control; descriptive data and information needs; assessment activities for the faculty component; assessment activities for the student component; review of the program's purpose; and reporting and decision-making activities. (SC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting 1979
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, D.C., April 1979); Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document