ERIC Number: ED240128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Benefits of Program Review.
Orten, Catherine G.
The University of Colorado at Boulder is in the fifth year of a seven-year cycle of program review of academic units on the campus, primarily focusing on improving weak programs through a system of self-study designed to specifically address concerns of fairness, credibility, and usefulness. The units under review use data provided by the Office of Academic Planning, as well as faculty vitae, to analyze the department's strengths and weaknesses, undergraduate and graduate instruction in the department, research and publication productivity of the faculty, and service; and to address plans for improvement of departmental productivity. These reports and one from an external review are submitted to the Program Review Panel (PRP), which submits findings and recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The unit is expected to make periodic progress reports to the Vice Chancellor regarding the implementation of suggestions from the panel. The general consensus of the PRP is that the key part of the review is the self-study and that greater strength can be realized when units choose to focus their resources on a limited number of objectives. Recently, the Boulder Campus has begun a series of program enrichments representing the integration of the review process and planning and budget allocation on the campus. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Colorado Boulder
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research/Southwestern Region of the Society for College and University Planning (Taos, NM, October 12-14, 1983).