ERIC Number: ED231984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
How to Phase Out a Program. Special Publication Series No. 42.
Long, James P.; And Others
Intended for two-year college presidents, deans, or other administrators, faculty, and board members, this publication provides an outline for guidelines for program phase-out. The decision to phase out a program is first considered, as are ways to analyze the reasons for three typical situations that form the basis for phasing out a program--insufficient enrollment, insufficient funding, and unsatisfactory job placement of graduates. Alternatives to phase-out are listed. Next, the development of the phase-out plan is discussed. Responsibilities of the study/review group that may be established are described, including: (1) preparation, (2) research, (3) evaluation, and (4) identification of resources needed. Obtaining approvals and support from the board of trustees, state agencies, accreditation groups, students and parents, faculty, the community, and employers is then addressed. Checklists of information that should be given to each group who must give approval are provided. Finally, implementation of the phase-out is considered. Procedures to ease the phase-out for students, faculty, and staff are recommended, and facilities, equipment, budget, and public relations considerations are pointed out. Appendixes, making up approximately one-half of the document, include model retrenchment plans, a model plan for lateral transfer, and references to related readings. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Guidelines, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Termination, Retrenchment, Two Year Colleges
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (Order No. SN42--$4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Postsecondary Alliance, Columbus, OH.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.