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ERIC Number: ED354886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 13
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Library Support for Academic Program Review--From an Evolving Local Model to What's Beyond.
Kuo, Ming-Ming Shen
A local model for support of periodic academic program reviews by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) has developed and evolved at the Ball State University library. The process of devising a format to systematically report library holdings statistics to support program reviews and other collections development duties began in 1975; from 1975 to 1979, library holdings for the university's 48 departments were mapped. During the next 5-year ICHE review cycle, additional call numbers and shelf list measurements were added in response to curriculum changes. In 1985 a two-part document was developed for each department to support accreditation reviews. The first part of the document, a library holdings survey for the department, was a quantitative assessment of classified monographs and serials following the Research Library Group Subject Conspectus. The second part was a narrative detailing financial summaries and notable library resources and services, including: related reference works, microform and other non-print collections; course-related library instruction; and interlibrary loan and other document-delivery services. Library staff initiate meetings with each department's chair and interested faculty to obtain feedback relating to these documents or other issues. Significant literature on library support for academic program reviews and accreditation visits is reviewed, and future directions are considered. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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