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ERIC Number: ED504407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Program Review: A Tool for Continuous Improvement of Academic Programs. AIR Professional File. Number 105, Fall 2007
Pitter, Gita Wijesinghe
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1)
Program reviews became widely used as quality assurance activities in the United States beginning in the 1970s. Since then, they have evolved as an essential component in demonstrating institutional effectiveness to accrediting bodies. The paper discusses various approaches to reviews with a focus on a recently reengineered institutional program review process. The new process incorporates the traditional features of academic quality assurance as well as more recent accountability and assessment issues. An important feature of the reengineered program review is an increased emphasis on follow-up to ensure outcomes from the review that are designed to improve the academic programs. Appended are: (1) Sample Format for Self-Studies; (2) Consultant's Report Sample Format and Coverage; and (3) FAMU's Academic Program Review Cycle.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Identifiers - Location: Florida