ERIC Number: ED395632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Program Review: Developing a Faculty Driven Process.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.
Intended as a reference for California community college faculty and staff in the development and revision of program review processes, this report provides background information on program review in the state, a summary of relevant legislation and regulations, and recommendations for developing a program review process. Following introductory materials highlighting efforts by the California Community Colleges Academic Senate (AS) to include a strong faculty-based component in program review, the report reviews AS resolutions, and state legislation and regulations regarding program review procedures. The role of local academic senates is then reviewed, indicating that senates should form subcommittees to develop model program review processes and determine participants and necessary resources. The general purposes of program review are then discussed, highlighting the importance of linking the process with planning, accreditation, curriculum development, and student equity efforts. Next, considerations for developing a local model are reviewed with respect to ensuring that college goals are supported by faculty, determining how to apply the program review process, obtaining institutional support, and ensuring fairness and credibility. Suggestions for identifying criteria and determining research needs are then presented, focusing on qualitative and quantitative methods, and the role of self-study and validation in the program review process is reviewed, including a list of questions to help define the specific functions of self-study. Finally, four program review models are briefly described, presenting models emphasizing data collection, peer evaluation, institutional improvement, and issues-oriented models. Related AS resolutions are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Academic Senate.