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ERIC Number: ED072479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 12
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Evaluation of Academic Programs.
Becker, Samuel L.
Recent developments in faculty organization and accountability are discussed separately in terms of their implications for evaluation of academic programs and departments. Faculty organization is examined in relation to each components' (individual faculty members, departments, colleges, and other assorted units) accessibility to and utilization of feedback data assessing their performance and effectiveness. Recommendations for checking the possible inhibiting effects of departmental autonomy upon department program evaluation are advanced. Suggestions for a nation-wide effort (coordinated by national organizations) to establish goal consensus and accountability criteria among institutions according to field, are made. Through organizations such as the Speech Communication Association and Association of Departments and Administrators in Speech Communication, the general public and decision-makers in institutions of higher learning can be educated about the value of increasing the communication skills and sophistication of individuals, groups, and organizations. (Author/LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)