ERIC Number: ED212815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
SAM: Student Accountability Model. Operations Manual. Third Revision.
Morris, William; And Others
This manual describes a system of procedures (model) constructed for the purpose of improving occupational student follow-up in California community colleges. The model was developed by a consortium of 12 leaders in California community colleges, with input from others. A fundamental component in the model is a uniform method for classifying occupational majors so that non-continuing students can be categorized for various approaches to follow-up. The manual describes recommended procedures for accomplishing these objectives and suggests methods for obtaining useful information about occupational students during and after their stay in college. The five sections of the guide cover an introduction to the model, the student accounting component, the student follow-up component, using the student accountability model for program evaluation and planning, and application of the student accountability model to the new federal Vocational Education Data System (VEDS). Appendixes to the document include a discussion of sampling in follow-up studies, examples of instruments, a bibliography, and a list of members of the consortium. The manual is intended to be of assistance to colleges in (1) evaluating and planning their occupational programs and in (2) completing required enrollment and follow-up forms related to vocational education. (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Classification, Community Colleges, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California; Vocational Education Data System
Note: For related documents see ED 177 300 and ED 192 837.