ERIC Number: ED409954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Program Review: A Critical Analysis of Departmental Effectiveness. Revised.
Huffman, Zoula; And Others
Describing the evaluation and planning process at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, this document presents guidelines, procedures, and indicators used at the college for the systematic review of academic departmental effectiveness. First, the five-column program review model used at the college is outlined and the purposes of review are discussed. The report then presents information from the first column of the model, an expanded statement of institutional purpose, providing a list of college goals and subgoals related to technological advancement, boosting enrollment, assessing institutional effectiveness, and conducting an institutional self-study. The next two columns, departmental standards and assessment criteria/procedures, are then addressed, presenting 10 indicators of effectiveness related to the academic and professional preparation of faculty, full-time and part-time faculty ratios, enrollment, retention, departmental academic performance, student evaluation of instruction, performance of transfer students, academic performance of nursing students, and development students course placements and academic progression. For each indicator, standards, measures, data sources, and calculation methods are provided. Sample forms used with the fourth column, assessment results, are then presented, including forms related to instructional planning and evaluation documents, annual reports, and instruction reviews. Finally, the report focuses on the fifth column, improvements resulting from the review, providing sample forms used by departments to report results and modifications made and a list of goals and objectives. An annual calendar for program review is attached. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Coll., Jackson.