ERIC Number: ED306803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Decennial Review Process.
Barak, Robert; And Others
Information on a review of the decennial review process required by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for every academic department in each Arizona university is presented as part of the final report by ABOR's Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness. Revision in the review process and eight policy statements are discussed, and three characteristics of a robust program review are noted: they should occur on a regular schedule; they should be conducted in a systematic fashion; and they should be comprehensive. Eleven recommendations are made by the Task Force staff, including: (1) intervals between reviews should be reduced from 10 years to a period of from 5 to 7 years; (2) ABOR should more closely monitor reviews to ensure they are responsive to the stated requirements of their review policy; (3) each university should develop procedures and guidelines for meaningful program review; (4) procedures for the use of consultants should include greater objectivity in their selection; (5) procedures for the reviews should encourage active participation of department faculty; and (6) the reviews should be used by department chairs, deans, and vice presidents for planning and resource allocation. The rationale behind and responsibility for each recommendation are discussed. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona