ERIC Number: ED185613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Annual ACA Seminar on Assessment of Programs (7th).
Hall, Robert N., Ed.
ACA (Association for Communication Administration) Bulletin, Issue 32 Apr 1980
Originally presented at the November 1979 Association for Communication Administration (ACA) seminar, the articles in this journal issue discuss the assessment and accreditation of graduate programs in communication. The 14 articles examine the following topics: a proposed instrument for program quality assessment; the status of program evaluation and standards; program review in a new era; speech as a liberal study; the rhetoric of quality assessment; the dangers of imposing common minimum standards on all communication programs; the importance of disciplinary credibility and departmental power; a department head's experience in having his department evaluated; the evaluation of speech communication graduate programs; the procedures of one department evaluator; preparation measures necessary for a department scheduling an outside evaluation; methods a department can use to protect itself from discontinuance; the way decisions are made on who will be terminated; and how departments can survive a mandated cutback. Among other features, the journal includes reports on one of the seminar sessions and on the seminar as a whole, reviews of relevant books, and news briefs about items relating to communication administration. (GT)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Departments, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Administration, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Retrenchment, Seminars, Speech Communication, Speech Curriculum, Standards
ACA/SCA National Office, 5105 Backlick Rd., Annandale, VA 22003 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Communication Administration, Falls Church, VA.
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