ERIC Number: ED490997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Motive for Reviewing Higher Education Administration Doctoral Degree Programs
Chukwuemeka, Veronica O.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (44th, Boston, MA, May 28-Jun 2, 2004)
This paper addresses the research question: "What is the Motive for the Review of Higher Education Administration (HEA) Doctoral Degree Programs? The data derived from a larger study, "Impact of Program Review on Higher Education Administration Doctoral Degree Programs" that documents, through in-depth case studies, the processes faculty and administrators used to review two HEA doctoral curricula and the impact of the reviews on the programs. In addition to the motive for reviewing HEA doctoral degree programs, the larger study examined issues ranging from the guidelines, coordination, and communication processes used to review HEA doctoral curricula, to the impact of program evaluation on the programs. The larger study also explored factors that promote or hinder the ability of faculty and administrators to use review outcomes to effect change in HEA doctoral degree programs. The results of the study established that faculty and administrators are deeply involved in HEA doctoral degree programs and review them to improve, justify, or reallocate their resources. The findings of this research also indicated that program reviews could save HEA programs from discontinuation as well as protect their resources.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A