ERIC Number: ED222940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Anatomy of a Self Study.
Dale, Jane Kennedy
Self-study, a process by which members of an academic program evaluate the components of that program, involves the gathering of data, discussion, and the presentation of a written report. Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey) undertook such a program in 1980 to be completed by March 1982. Faculty members of the communications, speech, and theatre department had to complete a rationale for each course addressing questions of client, content, enrollment, scheduling, credits, requirements, objectives, organization, costs, and so on by March 1981. A library report covering periodicals in the discipline was also requested. The department sought candidates for the position of academic consultant, as recommended by the school senate's guidelines. Because of the diversity of the department, two consultants were chosen, one for communication and one for speech and theatre. The consultants visited the department and delivered both oral and written reports. When completed, the 250-page self-study report covered a wide variety of department activities, programs, and materials. Student input was also reflected in the consultants' report. With cycle 1 of the self-study completed for all sections of the department, cycle 2, the response to the process of the cycle 1, was undertaken. (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (68th, Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 1982).