ERIC Number: ED420263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Undergraduate Program Reviews at the University of Ottawa. 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 the University of Ottawa (UO) during 1997. The English, Chemistry, and Physiotherapy departments were selected for audits of their program review procedures; the Environmental Studies program was selected as a sample of a new program. After examining UO's review policies and program review records, and finding 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 the following sections: (1) a description of UO program reviews; (2) the general guidelines for program reviews at UO; (3) conformity of the UO review process for existing programs with Audit Committee procedures; (4) conformity of UO policy for implementing new programs with the Audit Committee framework for new programs; (5) the report's conclusions, indicating that UO's review program predated the Audit Committee framework and was in a state of flux at the time of the audit; and (6) a summary of recommendations and suggestions. (Contains the schedule for the first cycle of audits (1997-2003), lists of auditors and UO 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.