Increasing the Validity of Academic Program Data Related to Faculty Productivity-Sen. Doc. No. 93-02

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Sen. Doc. No. 93-026SPECIAL REPORTof theACADEMIC PRIORITIES COUNCILconcerningINCREASING THE VALIDITY OF ACADEMICPROGRAM DATA RELATED TO FACULTY PRODUCTIVITYPresented at the482ndRegular Meeting of the Faculty SenateDecember 10, 1992Committee ListCharles BestorPeter RobinsonKeith RaynerGlenn BrownJeff Eiseman, ChairRichard GiglioRobert TuthillKandula SastryEleanor VanetzianPatty FriedsonGraham GalDavid LensonDavid BischoffRobert WilsonMarc KenanPaul Norton
Sen. Doc. No. 93-026Special Report of the Academic Priorities Council on Increasing theValidity of Academic Program Data Related to Faculty ProductivityDuring the 1991-1992 academic year, the Academic Priorities Council reviewed the processesthat had been used in prior years to reduce school and college budgets, and to reduce and eliminateprograms.We concluded that existing procedures needed refinement, even though we recognized thatdifferent processes might be used in the future.Thus we endeavored to recommend steps so thatsafeguards would be in place in the event that either thesameprocesses were used again or thatnewelimination or reduction procedures were developed.In addition to being concerned about the lack of an operational definition ofcentralitydiscussed in a separate special report—we were aware of assertions that many of the decisionsreferred to above were based on data of questionable validity.

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