This is the newest edition of Kells' groundbreaking work on deriving the maximum benefit from the self-evaluation process. The new volume 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. While the new edition focuses primarily on American institutions, it also offers a multinational perspective in response to the growing trend toward government-mandated evaluations that require institutions to conduct self-studies. This new edition will be extremely useful as a guide for academic administrators and participants of self-study programs, and as all excellent workshop resource. The text is enhanced by informative case studies, useful checklists, tables, charts, and diagrams.
"It should be required reading for anyone at all concerned about the quality and future of higher education". -- Robert Kirkwood, retired executive director, Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools