ERIC Number: ED243387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Self-Study Processes: A Guide for Postsecondary Institutions. Second Edition.
Kells, H. R.
A guide for institutional self-study is presented that covers departmental and programmatic or specialized self-study and accreditation. The guide is intended as a handbook for participants in self-study processes, as a basic reference for administrators on processes and uses of self-study, and as a reader-manual for workshops on self-study and accreditation. Specific topics include: the organizational context of postsecondary institutions; the nature of the accrediting process; ten desired attributes or goals of self-study processes; five main steps required and general models for self-study; elements of the preparation and design phase of the self-study process; the organization of the study; specific activities that must be conducted (types of tasks and data collection instruments); the study of departmental or program self-assessment efforts; preparing a useful report; some of the ways results, peers, and accrediting agencies can be used to institutional advantage; and enhancing the study/planning cycle. Included are informative case studies, an outcomes taxonomy and a list of outcome measures, information on 17 major sources of information as well as seven reference sources; sample alumni followup questionnaires for programs and the overall institution; checklists; and sample tables of contents of self-study reports. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Guides, Case Studies, Classification, College Planning, College Programs, Departments, Institutional Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Reports, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: The American Council on Education/Macmillan Series in Higher Education.