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ERIC Number: ED273193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Academic Programs.
Thompson, Hugh L.
The evaluation of academic programs at colleges and universities is discussed by the Chancellor of Indiana University of Kokomo. A comprehensive programmatic review and planning process should enable the college to define clearly its purposes, goals, objectives, and priorities and to outline its strategies for achieving its goals and objectives. Committees that are likely to be involved in programmatic evaluative processes include faculty councils, councils of deans, ad hoc internal and external committees, student advisory committees, and regents. A major step in programmatic evaluation is comparing top-ranked units in the same discipline at different campuses. Universities also need to understand the nature of their student bodies and compare their profiles of students with those of competitive campuses. After the review process, priorities need to be established, including changes in support services or academic programs. For each service or program that may be either unchanged, changed, phased out, or added, certain information is needed, including: how the quality of the activity is to be measured, personnel requirements and projected expenditures, and physical facility requirements and projected expenditures. Types of comparative data useful for comparing units at different campuses are identified, along with types of comparative data about student bodies. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A