ERIC Number: ED205081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Inter-Linked Master Plans, Program Reviews, and Methods/Formulas for Faculty Allocations to Programs. AIR Forum 1981 Paper.
Henard, Ralph E.
The extent to which Colorado state universities and colleges coordinate master plans, program reviews, and methods for allocating faculty to programs was surveyed. Thirty-six state universities and seven state or community colleges participated. Seventy-five percent of the state universities believed that campus master plans and program reviews/evaluations can be meaningfully coordinated, and 72 percent felt program reviews/evaluations will be used increasingly by the states in the 1980s. Fewer (56 percent) of the university respondents believed that formulas or specified methods for the allocation of full-time equivalent faculty will increase on campuses in the 1980s. The responses from the state colleges or community colleges followed the same general pattern as that of the state universities. It was found that 81 percent of the state universities have written goals or objectives, and 62 percent have developed master plans. Even though a high proportion of the researcher/planners believed master plans are important, 38 percent of the institutions do not have master plans. Academic program reviews/evaluations occur on most of the campuses (94 percent), but the frequency of the reviews is varied. Only 25 percent of the institutions use a formula or specified method for the allocation of faculty to academic programs. The responses reveal that linking master plan, program reviews, and formulas or methods for faculty allocations is not widely done. Forty-two percent of the universities and 43 percent of the colleges relate program reviews to master plans, but only 17 percent of the universities have formulas or methods for faculty allocations that are related to master plans and the results of program reviews. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum; Colorado
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research (21st, Minneapolis, MN, May 17-20, 1981).