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ERIC Number: EJ788307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
Assessing and Improving Institutional Performance
Henry, Thomas C.
New Directions for Higher Education, n140 p51-62 Win 2007
The top priority for college and university administrators should be to ensure that their instructional programs, and thus their entire institutions, are managed in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Proper management of fiscal resources determines the degree to which institutions are open and affordable. Review of the current literature revealed scant evidence of postsecondary education program review practices that define program review results in metric-based terms. Rarer still is evidence that institutions are systematically relating program reviews to fiscal realities. Resource allocation decisions based on the demand for programs are not apparent in the literature. This chapter describes application of a program review model that guides a college in allocation of resources within an institutionwide management system, thus ensuring the core health of the institution. Specifically, the program review paradigm used by Mohave Community College focuses the institution's administration on making decisions that ensure the core health of the college, as exemplified by continuous offerings of demand courses and programs of study, balanced budgets, improved student access, improved college affordability, increased student retention, and enhanced course completion rates. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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