ERIC Number: ED394573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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Implementing a Successful Faculty, Data Driven Model for Program Review.
Beal, Suzanne; Davis, Shirley
Frederick Community College (Maryland) utilizes both the Instructional Accountability Program Review (IAPR) and the Career Program Review (CPR) to assess program outcomes and determine progress in meeting goals and objectives. The IAPR is a comprehensive review procedure conducted by faculty and associate deans to evaluate all transfer, career, and general education programs. The review process consists of a report prepared by the program's associate dean and faculty, presentation of the report to an Instructional Review Committee and the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and revision of the report by the committee. The CPR is a review process designed specifically for career programs, utilizing the following criteria to determine career program viability: (1) that they provide students with a high quality, state of the art educational experience; (2) that they fulfill an ongoing, demonstrated need; and (3) that they be affordable to the college. Finally, when any of the preceding criteria are not met, programs are assigned a probationary status, while strategies for improving conditions are developed, including increased marketing and recruitment efforts, program modifications, and program redirection. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Frederick Community College MD
Note: In: The Olympics of Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles, Balancing Skills, Taking Risks. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the National Community College Chair Academy (5th, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 1996); see JC 960 276.