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ERIC Number: ED121176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-30
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Criteria and Strategies for Program Discontinuance and Institutional Closure.
Berdahl, Robert
Statewide review of new academic programs in now a fairly common phenomenon, but serious review of existing programs is a much rarer practice. Now that economic conditions threaten to leave many programs stranded, we face the uncomfortable fact that institutions are very sensitive to questions raised about the legitimacy of existing programs. Even with heavier institutional or multicampus system involvement in the review of existing programs, there will still remain several important roles for the statewide agency. They must not yet undertake self-evaluation; they must monitor the quality of the self-evaluation processes that are underway; and they must ensure that even high quality self-evaluation is placed in the broader context of state, regional, and national needs. Twenty-eight coordinating boards are engaged in some form of review of existing programs, with two other boards having such procedures under development. Issues important to address are: (1) which programs to review; (2) the criteria for review of existing programs; (3) strategies and procedures for existing programs; (4) board start-up strategies; and (5) costs and benefits of review of existing programs. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Note: Some pages may not reproduce clearly due to marginal legibility of original; Paper presented at the Kellogg In-Service Training Seminar (SHEEO Annual Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, July 1975)