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Report 91-12: Academic Program Evaluation in California, 1989-90: The Commission's Fifteenth Annual Report on Program Planning, Approval, and Review Activities

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

September 1991

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This is the fifteenth in a series of reports reviewing segmental and Commission activities in the oversight of academic programs in California's public colleges and universities. It covers the period between July 1, 1989 and June 30, 1990.

Academic program evaluation encompasses academic program planning, approval of new programs, and the review of existing ones, and it can serve as a tool in long-range planning and budgeting efforts, a strategy to further the State's economic development, and instrument of institutional, societal, and intellectual renewal. The report contains separate sections covering each aspect of academic program evaluation -- planning for new programs (pages 5-16), approval of all new programs (pp. 17-24), and review of existing programs (pages 25-32). It concludes with a review on pages 33-35 of progress in implementing the recommendations that the Commission included in last year's report and a set of further recommendations on pages 35-36 to strengthen the process of academic program evaluation in the State.

The Commission approved this report on recommendation of it Policy Development Committee at its meeting on June 10, 1991.

Related Topics: Program Review

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