ERIC Number: ED166468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Vocational (Occupational) Program Review/Termination in Post-Secondary/Secondary Schools in Oregon. Final Report of a Special Project.
Sorenson, Gary W.; Suzuki, Warren N.
This report describes a project to develop a system for community colleges to delineate, obtain, and provide information for judging whether to continue, modify, or terminate occupational education programs. The report reviews the project's background, objectives, procedures, accomplishments, problems, evaluation, and conclusions/recommendations. The system is said to be correlated with Oregon's "Statewide Evaluation System for Vocational Education: Guidelines," developed in l978 by community college representatives. It includes criteria and displays for identifying deficiencies in meeting disadvantaged and handicapped learner needs and in reducing sex bias and sex-role stereotyping. A three-part attachment makes up the major portion of the report. Part 1, the technical report, describes a methodology for systematically reviewing each occupational education program of Oregon community colleges so administrators and boards can make decisions about program continuation, modification, or termination. Program effectiveness, costs, efficiency, and essentiality are decision-making factors mentioned in the system methodology. Part 2 contains suggested procedures for implementing the program review and decision-making system and conducting and documenting follow-up studies of former students and their employers. Part 3 is a compendium of tables and types of information displays, including summaries of program assessments and decisions on whether to continue, modify, or terminate a program. (CSS)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Disadvantaged, Educational Quality, Employment Qualifications, Handicapped Students, Job Skills, Measurement Instruments, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Statewide Planning, Student Needs, Systems Approach, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Career and Vocational Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Inst. for Manpower Studies.