ERIC Number: ED104263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Current Evaluation Practices in "Innovative" Colleges and Universities. The Research Reporter; Vol. 9, No. 1, 1975.
Hodkinson, Harold L.; And Others
Ths paper describes the results of a questionnaire sent out to 495 institutions of higher education to determine current evaluation practices in innovative colleges and universities. Of the 495 questionnaires mailed, 375 were returned. The results of this survey indicate that a majority of the chosen institutions now have some form of mechanism and that this mechanism is being used in institutional decision making. However, it is not at all clear whether the political clout of the office doing the evaluation is such that people listen to the recommendations of the evaluation specialist. The fact that the data is being used in decision making does not necessarily mean that the decisions being made are good ones. It was also noted that the sample of institutions, carefully selected on a number of criteria that would lead one to believe that they were innovative, have still not moved as consistently as expected toward a rigorous and analytical evaluation scheme. (MJM)
Descriptors: Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Innovation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Experimental Schools, Higher Education, Open Education, Research Projects, Universities
The Research Reporter, Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, University of California, Berkeley, California 94704
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.