ERIC Number: ED207384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Shrinking Maze. Report of the University of Calgary Program Review Committee.
Calgary Univ. (Alberta).
In an attempt to analyze the current status of the University of Calgary, a Review Committee was formed, comprised of eight academics of diverse rank drawn from various faculties. Presented is the report of the committee. Chapter I, "The University in Context," examines universities in Canada with detailed emphasis on the Alberta context, including objectives, realities, resources, and opportunities. Chapter II, "The University of Calgary: Planning and Management," examines academic planning, preliminary assessment of faculty/support unit plans, position control policy, review of new program and other academic development proposals, internal reallocation of resources, evaluation of programs and academic units, evaluation of support services, quantitative measures in the budget process, and university information systems. Chapter III, "The Faculties," offers general comments on such areas as education, engineering, fine arts, graduate studies, law, medicine, and science. Faculty, students, teaching, physical resources, and academic support are discussed in "People and Resources." Chapter V, "A Decade for Development of Excellence," examines future trends and strategies. Recommendations were numerous and included suggestions such as: the university should establish a permanent Institutional Policy and Priorities Committee; reaffirmation must be made of the concepts of intellectual and pedagogical autonomy; and the Budget Committee must give serious consideration to providing an adequate financial basis for continued growth in existing programs and development of new programs. The appendix contains the names of committee members. Tables and figures are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, College Role, Educational Assessment, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta).