ERIC Number: ED306836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Degree Program Duplication.
Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
As part of the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, the Council of Presidents discusses academic degree program duplication. Current board policies are explained in regard to mission and scope statements (each university shall have a distinctive mission and scope, and no university can expect to offer all programs in all subject areas at all levels). Provisions regarding duplcation are incorporated in a policy manual (for example, funds required for systemwide academic program review will be separately budgeted by the board, data compiled by the universities in an agreed-upon format will be sent to the consultants for review prior to their visit to each campus, and certain duplicated programs may be flagged for systemwide review based upon significant deviation from regional or national norms or other indicators). Substantial justification is required for all requests for authorization to begin planning a new program that duplicates a program offered by another Arizona public university. Other areas discussed are necessary versus unnecessary duplication, quality versus geographical access, economic development, and issues for consideration by the EEC Task Force (e.g., changes needed in current board and/or university policies and procedures related to academic program duplication, and whether or not existing programs should be reviewed for possible unnecessary duplication). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona