ERIC Number: ED247788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Reviewing Departments. Green Guide No. 1.
McDonald, Rod; Roe, Ernest
Guidelines for conducting departmental reviews are presented to help review panels, departments being reviewed, and administrators. In planning a review, the following considerations are important: the purpose of the review and the terms of reference, the organization of the review and who will conduct it, and the information that will be obtained. Terms of reference include: the quality of the curriculum and instruction; the quality of research development/professional activities within the department; the adequacy of facilities, funds, administration, policies, and support structures; and the adequacy of liaisons between the department and the institution and other departments and groups. The following specific steps of the review are discussed: appointing a review panel, making the terms of reference operational, locating and assembling existing documentation relevant to each term of reference, determining other information that is needed, collecting the data, analyzing and interpreting the findings, producing the draft and final reports, initiating action on study recommendations, and establishing procedures for monitoring progress. Guidelines for institutional policy concerning departmental and school reviews are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Instruction, College Programs, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Departments, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Needs, Institutional Research, Program Evaluation, Research Projects
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, T.E.R.C., University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia 2033 ($3.00, Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Sydney. (Australia).