ERIC Number: ED331421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Academic Review of Graduate Programs: A Policy Statement.
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Guidelines are provided for higher education institutions that are developing or evaluating academic review activities for their graduate programs. The guide presents the critical components of a graduate program review, focusing on the philosophy, principles, practices, and policies entailed, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different review methods. The five sections of the guide cover the following areas: (1) the purpose of program review; (2) a rationale for program review; (3) a definition of program review; (4) issues which should be addressed before beginning the program review, such as locus of control, master's versus doctoral programs, relationship of academic and professional programs, coordination with accreditation reviews, and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programs; and (5) the structural components of a program review, such as administrative support, departmental self-study, use of questionnaires, external reviewers, and student participation. Three resources for conducting program reviews are described. (LPT)
Descriptors: College Administration, Doctoral Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Masters Programs, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Universities
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036-1173.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.