ERIC Number: ED225454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Naval ROTC Graduate Performance in Post-Accession Training. Focus on the Trained Person.
Heidt, Edward A.; Zajkowski, M. Michael
The U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), offered through host colleges and universities, requires enrolled midshipmen to complete all institutional requirements for the baccalaureate degree in a technical or scientific field or an academic major of interest to the Navy, and to complete specific naval science courses. This study addresses the relationship of technical preparation to performance in post-accession training programs and gives a general assessment of the NROTC program's effectiveness. A management information system was developed to identify, track, and analyze pertinent data. Analyses were done of graduate performance in these follow-on training programs: surface warfare officer, supply corps, submarine officer basic, nuclear power, and aviation. Results showed that graduates performed at a consistently satisfactory level in all programs. Grade averages were well above established pass/fail scores and showed minimal deviation from those of other accession programs. Attrition, setback, correlations with students' technical background, and institutional variables were also considered. Study data are displayed in tables and charts with narration. Appended are NROTC core curriculum requirements, a data elements list by source, and institutional variables and assignment notes. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, College Programs, Comparative Analysis, Core Curriculum, Grade Point Average, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Management Information Systems, Military Science, Military Training, National Surveys, Officer Personnel, Persistence, Technical Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Analysis and Evaluation Group, Orlando, FL.
Identifiers: Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps