ERIC Number: ED187295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Coordination of Roles of Academic Departments, Evaluation Units, and Institutional Planning Units in Evaluating Educational Program and Student Performance Outcomes.
Cantwell, Zita M.
Coordination of roles of academic departments, evaluation units, and institutional planning units is advocated as an effective approach to evaluating educational program and student performance outcomes. A model to effect this coordination is described in terms of purposes, characteristics, and structure. In the process model, four guideposts, each with categories of activities, are described to identify critical stages in the coordination: (1) listening/clarification; (2) consultation/planning, including pilot/review; (3) implementation; and (4) interpretation of findings, which leads back into listening/clarification. It is claimed that application of the model can foster development of continuous evaluation procedures and long-range evaluation planning as well as incorporation of evaluation results in academic administrative decision-making. In addition, effects of the application of the model are claimed to act as deterrents to or correctives of tendencies toward "status quo" bias. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on a paper presented at the General Conference of the IMHE Programme, Office of Economic Cooperation and Development (4th, Paris, September 1978)