ERIC Number: ED184486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Education Program Review: Report of a WICHE-NCHEMS Workshop and Study.
Krauth, Barbara, Ed.
Proceedings of a workshop on program review in postsecondary education and a report of a program review study are presented. The workshop was designed to acquaint participants with the changing academic planning environment, to provide a better understanding of the purposes of program review, and to exchange ideas for improving procedures. Its focus was on procedures in the 13 western states; the emphasis was on the relationship of state agency practices to institutional program review. The presentations cover the range from theoretical to actual practices, from the context in which program review will continue to take place to the use of quantitative measures to evaluate quality. The report is the result of a survey of institutions and state higher education agencies in the 13 western states. It examines the issues involved in program review, describes the approaches taken to it, and clarifies the differences in program review activities at the state and institutional levels. State profiles are given for Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Tables provide: institutional responses by level; involvement in development of current procedures; purpose for review; criteria for review of new program proposals; date present policies were initiated; criteria for selection of programs for review; criteria for review of existing programs; and relation of program review to other activities. (SW)
Descriptors: College Planning, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Departments of Education, Statewide Planning
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Utah; Washington; Wyoming