ERIC Number: ED192629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Program Review and Evaluation: Designing and Implementing the Review Process. AIR Forum 1978 Paper.
Mims, R. Sue
Problems, issues, and options related to the design and implementation phase of an academic program review process are considered. Directed toward administrators and other nonexpert participants in program review, the analysis is intended to assist in the decision of what kind of review is needed, how it might be carried out, and how results might be used. It is assumed that there is no one best way to design and implement a review process and the process should be user-oriented from the outset. Four groups that may be involved in the design of the review process are administrators, faculty members, consultants, and mixed groups. The need to specify and interrelate the types of decisions and information needs, purposes and types of program review, and users of program review is indicated. Three general ways to conduct the review are self-review, external review, and multiple or mixed reviews. Specific groups or staff members who could serve as evaluators within each of these alternative review approaches are specified. Types of program review methodology can be classified as classical experimental and social-anthropological methods. Elements that may be included in overall plan of program review are listed, as are possible implementation groups, implementation procedures, and implementation responsibilities. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Administrator Role, College Administration, Decision Making, Departments, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Information Needs, Institutional Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Air Forum
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research Forum (Houston, TX, May 24, 1978).