ERIC Number: ED336133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Independence Community College Program Review Process.
Romine, Robert J.
Program review at Independence Community College (ICC) is structured so that every program of study will undergo review within a 5-year period. The purpose of the program review effort is to assess the relationship of inputs to outcomes, so that actual outcomes can be compared to expected outcomes. Each program of study is evaluated according to the following 18 criteria: (1) institutional mission and goals; (2) advisory council involvement; (3) labor market data; (4) comprehensive needs assessment; (5) local educational area needs assessment; (6) curriculum analysis; (7) instructional analysis; (8) facilities, equipment and materials analysis; (9) enrollment; (10) cost; (11) marketing analysis; (12) internal procedures analysis; (13) transfer; (14) placement and demographics; (15) survey of previous program enrollees; (16) admissions requirements; (17) outside accreditation; and (18) affirmative action/sex equity. Vocational programs are reviewed using a vocational program review guide, while other programs are reviewed using the non-vocational program review guide. Each program review, in addition to responding to the 18 criteria, contains a narrative report addressing the needs, strengths, and weaknesses of the program as determined during the program review process. In addition to providing a description of ICC's program review process, this document offers examples of program review reports for the college's music, accounting, and mathematics departments; and psychology and social science, journalism, and drafting and engineering technology programs. (JMC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Independence Coll., KS.
Note: The instructor evaluation forms in the journalism program review section (p.611-627) may not reproduce well due to toner streaks on original copy.