ERIC Number: ED121378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb-25
Reference Count: N/A
A Decision Making Model to Identify and Install Promising College Programs.
Galvin, Kevin; Kester, Donald
An external audit of East Los Angeles College's Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Program brought the inadequacies of the planning and evaluation model currently utilized for developmental programs to the attention of academic planners. In response to this, a two-level decision-making model was developed to aid in identifying and implementing promising innovative programs. First, a campus-wide evaluation team was organized. The California Evaluation Improvement Project's guidelines for program evaluation were adopted as the evaluation procedure for every developmental program on campus. In addition to a written evaluation plan for each developmental program, a goal attainment scaling chart was constructed for each program. This chart, level one of the decision-making model, establishes priorities and weights for the program goals and objectives and relates program goals to client needs and institutional goals. The second level of the model is a flow chart that carries the decision makers through the consideration of 14 fundamental questions and the related steps required to answer them. The flow chart is included, and a bibliography of suggested references for educational program evaluation and audit is appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Los Angeles Coll., CA.; Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.