ERIC Number: ED448805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Program Review Process.
Austin Community Coll., TX.
The report describes the Instructional Program Review Process at Austin Community College (Texas). The report includes program review process timeline and schedule. The Instructional Program Review Process focuses on issues of need, cost, and effectiveness of instructional programs. It provides for identification of improvements, includes standards of academic quality, and allows for better decision-making, including modifications, budget, strategic planning. In consultation with the administration, Deans determine the order in which programs in their areas will be reviewed. Each dean will designate a self-study team for each instructional area. The selection will be based on recommendations from the Program Coordinator or Taskforce Chair. The Chair is the key member of the self-study team. The Chair's responsibility begins during the spring term prior to the self-study and continues through the next academic year until the final self-study report has been submitted. The basis of the program review process is the analysis of information relating to a set of core indicators. These core indicators have been identified by the Program Review Work Group and reflect the input from a variety of sources. They include indicators federal, state, and regional agencies, as well as "best practices" identified in similar processes at other community colleges. The core indicators are presented in three sets, categorized by need, cost, and program effectiveness. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.