ERIC Number: ED414781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-3
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Program Evaluation: A Reexamination.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This paper examines the purposes and criteria of statewide program evaluations in higher education, focusing on the development of program evaluations in Illinois, and presents new statewide criteria for program approval and review. It also discusses the role of the Illinois State Board of Higher Education in approving and reviewing programs at state institutions. The paper reviews the changing nature of academic programs at colleges and universities and changing approaches to evaluating such programs. During the 1970s many states, including Illinois, selected program evaluation guidelines that focused on productivity, cost, quality, and need criteria. In recent years program evaluation efforts have become more cognizant of student outcomes and preferred academic practices criteria. New guidelines that focus on curriculum, faculty, students, and support services, are recommended to strengthen the program review and approval processes. Copies of the guidelines are appended. (Contains 15 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Programs, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Input Output Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Public Colleges, State Boards of Education, State Programs
Illinois Board of Higher Education, 500 Reisch Bldg., 4 West Old Capitol Square, Springfield, IL 6270l.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.