ERIC Number: ED165651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-3
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Invitational Colloquium on Self-Assessment of Postsecondary Programs Sponsored by the Regents' Project on Self-Assessment for Colleges and Universities.
Tritschler, Donald, Ed.
A colloquium on self-assessment of postsecondary programs was held for colleges interested in developing self-assessment beyond what is included for the accreditation process. The colloquium was attended by almost all of the 15 colleges that were members of the Task Force on Self-Assessment for New York State. Topics of the meeting included: the role of self-assessment in institutional planning and change, the budgetary and staff support that make self-assessment continuous, the use of consultants and other resources for objective review, ways to ensure that self-assessment will result in decisions and action, and the relation of self-assessment to accreditation. An address entitled "Concern for Self-Assessment," by Robert A. Plane, was followed by a panel discussion by the following university representatives: Richard Alfred, Rita Arthur, Ronald C. Brach, Joseph Burke, William Dempsey, and Vincent Toscano. Discussions were also held separately for liberal arts colleges, large colleges and universities, two-year colleges, and technical colleges. Alvin P. Lierheimer spoke on "Accreditation and Self-Assessment," and five workshops were held. Two workshops on long-range planning concerned program reorganization and staff development, and identifying goals and the value of a data base. Two workshops on curricular review concerned developing a continuous system and emphasizing outcomes. The final workshop was on gathering institutional support for self-assessment. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Change Strategies, College Planning, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Research, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Organizational Change, Postsecondary Education, Resource Allocation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Regents.
Identifiers - Location: New York