ERIC Number: ED234666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Program Review. Issuegram 40.
The development of state program review and different state approaches to program review are examined, along with policy issues, implications, and alternatives. It is noted that most state policy calls for periodic reviews of college programs leading to certificates or degrees. New developments in state program reviews include: review of undergraduate as well as graduate programs, review of private colleges' programs on a voluntary basis, greater comprehensiveness of reviews, and the inclusion of reviews as part of statewide planning and budgeting processes. Policy issues include the following: the purpose of program review, the definition of a program, the criteria for judging a program, and the relationship of program review to accreditation and state licensing. Among the major implications are the following: coordination, time delays, initiative, the special situation of private colleges, campus review of programs, mission and potential, and redundancy. Policy alternatives include campus review or state review, joint campus and state review, and internal or external review. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.