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ERIC Number: ED161380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 15
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PERC and NCHEMS: A Comparison. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Palola, Ernest G.; And Others
The features of two currently popular evaluation models for higher education institutions are described. Each system was designed and developed to respond to what was perceived as different sides of a common problem. Two lines of analysis on costs and outcomes have been developed by the National Center for Higher Education Management (NCHEMS). The NCHEMS approach has focused only recently on outcomes for students and others. In comparison, the Program Effectiveness and Related Costs (PERC) approach begins with questions about program costs and program effectiveness and then asks about program costs. The strengths and weaknesses for institutional decision makers in selecting one or the other, or some combination of the approaches are presented. Areas of comparison between NCHEMS and PERC considered include: longitudinal and cross-sectional data, qualitative and quantitative data, individual and aggregate data, and reports written for general audiences and those tailored to separate audiences. A framework for viewing NCHEMS and PERC includes the following capabilities: evaluation intent, academic program operation, faculty roles in student learning, student diversity, range of data collected, performance standards, outcome-costs relationships; application experience, computer system support, and flexibility to new program formats. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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