ERIC Number: ED208925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation at Hudson Valley Community College, 1980-81.
Kirby, Emily B.
The Program Evaluation Process described in this report was initiated at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in spring 1981. Section I of the report presents the philosophy supporting the evaluation process which emphasizes program quality, cost effectiveness, and assistance with program improvement. Section II outlines the Program Evaluation Process itself, which involves a three-year cycle in which programs are reviewed the first year and re-reviewed two years later. This section also lists the HVCC programs involved in the process and presents a timeline for the completion of the review. The section goes on to describe the functioning of the review team, which may pass a program, give it probationary status, or determine that it should be phased out. Next this section reviews team membership, which includes permanent members from the finance office, academic affairs, president's office, and student affairs; rotating members who are usually deans or department chairs from divisions not being reviewed; and program representatives. Section II concludes with a list of types of data needed for review (i.e., program costs, success, and variability; predictions; and supporting material). Section III presents preliminary outcomes of the use of this process in evaluating 16 programs, of which nine were accorded a pass, six were not rated due to insufficient data, and one was placed on probation. Section IV summarizes the steps in the process and assesses effects on HVCC. Appendices include summarized reports and sample forms. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson Valley Community Coll., Troy, NY.