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ERIC Number: ED172239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Evaluating Writing Programs: What an Outside Evaluator Looks For.
Lindemann, Erika
Outside evaluators of a writing program can assess the program's effectiveness, can support the work in a program that has become visible and subject to criticism, are easier to listen to than local faculty members, and can help clarify and resolve conflicting notions members of the department may have about the program's reason for being. First, evaluators are likely to look at curriculum, teacher training, program administration, and support services administered outside the department. Second, evaluators may suggest improvements in the program, addressing problems that were mentioned before the visit or that came up consistently during the evaluation. Third, evaluators may comment on controversies--not taking sides but helping the discussion to go on constructively. (A guide for planning an evaluation visit is included.) (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)