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ERIC Number: ED243387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 173
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-02-916520-2
Self-Study Processes: A Guide for Postsecondary Institutions. Second Edition.
Kells, H. R.
A guide for institutional self-study is presented that covers departmental and programmatic or specialized self-study and accreditation. The guide is intended as a handbook for participants in self-study processes, as a basic reference for administrators on processes and uses of self-study, and as a reader-manual for workshops on self-study and accreditation. Specific topics include: the organizational context of postsecondary institutions; the nature of the accrediting process; ten desired attributes or goals of self-study processes; five main steps required and general models for self-study; elements of the preparation and design phase of the self-study process; the organization of the study; specific activities that must be conducted (types of tasks and data collection instruments); the study of departmental or program self-assessment efforts; preparing a useful report; some of the ways results, peers, and accrediting agencies can be used to institutional advantage; and enhancing the study/planning cycle. Included are informative case studies, an outcomes taxonomy and a list of outcome measures, information on 17 major sources of information as well as seven reference sources; sample alumni followup questionnaires for programs and the overall institution; checklists; and sample tables of contents of self-study reports. (SW)
Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: The American Council on Education/Macmillan Series in Higher Education.