ERIC Number: ED276483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Program Review: A Model Community College Process and Instrument.
Findlen, George L.
An overview is provided of the development of a program review process and instrument, and the subsequent validation of the process on three programs at Delgado Community College (DCC) in Louisiana. First, introductory material describes DCC's commitment to the development of a program review process as a means of enabling the college to respond more quickly to technological and economic changes. Next, the steps involved in developing the review process and instrument are outlined, including: (1) reading and studying of existing documents, including forms used by the Louisiana Board of Regents; (2) interviewing division chairs, associate deans for instruction, and the director of curriculum development to determine what information these administrators wanted a review document to provide and their concerns about how the program review data would be used; (3) creating a document showing the sequence of program review activities and the role of individuals in the process; and a review instrument consisting of "summary" and "highlights" sheets, a summary of recommendations, eight sections of questions, and a list of attachments; (4) gaining the approval of key academic administrators; (5) testing the process and instrument on the English as a Second Language, Early Childhood Education, and Drafting programs; and (6) implementing the system. Next, descriptions are provided of the review documents, followed by a discussion of potential problems and benefits. Appendices include a bibliography of materials on program review and DCC's program review documents. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Delgado Community Coll., New Orleans, LA.