ERIC Number: ED214605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Maryland Community Colleges: 1981 Program Evaluations.
Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
As part of an annual statewide evaluation process, quantitative information on community college programs is reviewed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges. Based on these data, a subsequent qualitative assessment is conducted by individual community colleges in response to specific questions raised by the Board. This report contains evaluations of 52 programs offered at 17 colleges, which were prepared in response to the Board's questions relating to the inadequacy of follow-up surveys for drawing conclusions about job placement; high or increasing program costs; low or declining student enrollments; low student placement in their field of training; low or decreasing number of degrees and awards; and low student transfer rates. Also included in the report is a statewide evaluation of photography and recreation technology programs, which was conducted in response to poor job placement rates in these fields. This evaluation provides data on programs, student trends and characteristics, enrollment rates, reasons for taking the course, follow-up studies, reasons for non-employment in the field, and comparative information about student placement. The report recommends the revision of recreation technology programs and the provision of information in college catalogs about the limited job opportunities in both fields. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.