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ERIC Number: ED399579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-30
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluating Effectiveness through Program Assessment.
Cole, Terry W.
This paper describes a faculty-designed program evaluation procedure established at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, focusing on the Communication Department. The assessment potential of this process is examined and, following an explication of the process itself and the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) Report, the five elements of the final report are explored: (1) centrality to the university's mission; (2) department overview; (3) faculty workload/reassigned time and scholarly activity; (4) program demand; and (5) program duplication. The paper outlines the eight-member PEC structure and functions, noting that the committee was not established as an assessment agency per se, and that its direct mission is summative rather than formative. The paper illustrates how this or similar program evaluation processes have the potential for assessing departmental effectiveness for departments wishing to take advantage of the opportunity. Academic program review evaluation criteria are appended. Contains 15 references. (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A