Self-Study Processes: A Guide for Postsecondary and Similar Service-Oriented Institutions and Programs Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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The latest edition of Kells's groundbreaking work on deriving the maximum benefit from the self-evaluation process has been extensively rewritten to place a strong emphasis on quality assurance and building a culture of self-regulation within the institution. The author discusses how to design an effective, efficient self-study program to fit each institution's situation as well as how to generate enthusiasm for the process and its potential to improve programs. The book ably demonstrates how the self-study process is applicable not only to the effective management of institutions, but also to satisfying the requirements of the accreditation process.

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An independent consultant on higher education explains how to derive maximum benefit from the self-analysis process to improve programs. The focus is on American institutions but the author provides multinational perspective, as well. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897749039
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/15/1995
  • Series: American Council on Education Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.93 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

HERBERT R. KELLS is professor emeritus, Rutgers University, and an independent consultant who resides in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Ch. 1 Understanding the Context for Self-Evaluation 1
Ch. 2 Management of Quality in Higher Education: Basic Concepts and Useful Models 16
Ch. 3 Self-Evaluation Processes: Attributes, Designs, and Organization 28
Ch. 4 Conducting Self-Evaluation Processes 66
Ch. 5 Applying Self-Evaluation at Three Levels: People, Programs, and Institutions 100
Ch. 6 Finishing a Cycle of Review 138
References 151
Appendix A: Sources of Information and Assistance 155
Appendix B: Questions Worth Pursuing in 14 Aspects of Academic Program Review 160
Appendix C: Modular Data Collection Instrument for Use in Self-Evaluation Processes 167
Appendix D: Sample Follow-Up Questionnaire for Graduates 179
Index 189
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