ERIC Number: ED293574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Criteria and Procedures for Conducting an Academic Audit of a Progam or Discipline.
Hawk, Thomas R.
The evaluation criteria and procedures described in this report were developed at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) for conducting audits of the college's programs, disciplines, and support services. Part I provides an introduction to the audit process, which involves the following steps: (1) identification of curricular areas to be audited; (2) creation of an audit team within the department or organizational unit responsible for the audit; (3) development of an audit plan through discussions with program faculty, meetings between the audit team and appropriate administrators, and review and approval of the plan; (4) completion of the audit; (5) presentation of the audit by the college staff; and (6) audit follow-up. This section also discusses the role of the audit steering committee, and the format of the evaluation report. Part II outlines the criteria to be used in conducting the audit, including curricular purposes and goals, instructional methodologies, enrollment and retention patterns, student outcomes, demand and need for the curriculum, and operating cost and efficiency. For each of the criteria, possible sources of data and examples of questions to be addressed by the audit are suggested. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.