ERIC Number: ED453701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-21
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for External Review of New Graduate-Level Academic Programs.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene.
This document contains revised policy and guidelines for the external evaluation of new graduate-level programs in the Oregon University System. Each institution in the Oregon University System that requests a new graduate-level or graduate degree program or a significant new option within an existing graduate program must complete an external review of the proposed program. The purpose of the external review is to consider the program in light of the four goals of the Oregon Board of Higher Education: quality, access, employability, and cost-effectiveness. Criteria include: (1) the needs of Oregon and the state's capacity to respond to social, economic, and environmental challenges and opportunities; (2) student demand that may not be met by existing programs; (3) questions of program duplication; (4) necessary resources; (5) the congruity of the program with the campus mission and its strategic direction; and (6) maximized student access, productivity, and academic quality by collaboration when possible. External reviews must include a site visit by an external review panel, and the requirements of the panel are outlined, including requirements for reporting on the external review. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene.