ERIC Number: ED124023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Systematic Curriculum and Program Deveopment (C&PD) at Saint John.s University: An Evaluation Report.
Clark, Michael C.
The development and implementation of Saint John's Curriculum and Program Development (C&PD) is reported. The C&PD program is an educational development program in which faculty members, either singly or in groups, prepare proposals for projects or programs they would like to conduct. Each project or program must be related to instructional activities and/or the instructional mission of the university and must have provisions for evaluation. Each must have the capability of becoming self-sustaining if successful. Programs may be funded for one, two, or three years. Guidelines for funding are outlined, along with a formative evaluation plan. The evaluation consists of three components: (1) bringing in a team of evaluation consultants; (2) collecting data on campus awareness, knowledge, and perceptions of the C&PD program; and (3) examining evaluative data on individual projects in the context of the program as a whole. Recommendations of the evaluation team are reviewed regarding increased program management, better definition and refinement of policy and guidelines which govern the program, improvement of program operations, clarification of university commitment to the C&PD program, publicity, and name change. Questionnaire results indicate a very high agreement among faculty with the program's purposes but a less high evaluation of the program's effectiveness. Appendices include a listing of projects funded by the C&PD program, 1974-76. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ober Charitable Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Saint John's Univ., Collegeville, Minn.