ERIC Number: ED420262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Undergraduate Program Reviews at Brock University. Report of the UPRAC Auditors.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Pursuant to the Council of Ontario Universities' procedures for periodic quality reviews of undergraduate programs, auditors examined the policies and programs of Brock University (BU) during 1997. Three departments were selected for audits of their program review procedures: Philosophy, Geography, and Physics; additionally, the Oenology and Viticulture Program was selected as a sample of a new program. After examining BU's internal review policies and the complete record of the program reviews, and finding evidence that mechanisms were in place to implement recommendations, the auditors held a site visit. Following a brief introduction and description of the methodology used in the audit, the report includes: (1) a description of BU program reviews; (2) the general principles and guidelines used for BU undergraduate reviews; (3) conformity of the BU review process for existing undergraduate programs with audit committee procedures; (4) conformity of BU policy for implementing new undergraduate programs with the audit committee framework for new programs; (5) the report's conclusions, highlighting BU's close conformity with the audit committee framework; and (6) a summary of recommendations and suggestions. (Contains the schedule for the first cycle of audits (1997-2003), lists of auditors and BU principal documents, and site visit schedule.) (MAB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accrediting Agencies, Audits (Verification), Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.