ERIC Number: ED230245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Maryland Community Colleges 1982 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. Subsequently, a qualitative assessment is conducted by individual community colleges in response to specific questions raised by the Board. This report contains evaluations of 48 programs offered at 17 colleges which respond to questions related to problems such as 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 numbers of degrees and awards; and low student transfer rates. In the evaluations, the colleges identify factors accounting for the problem, submit additional information as required, assess program value, and indicate plans for addressing the issues. The report also includes a statewide evaluation of media/communications technology programs, which was conducted due to poor job placement rates in this field. This evaluative report provides data on programs, student trends and characteristics, enrollment rates, students' 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 media technology programs and the provision of information in college catalogs about the limited job opportunities in the field. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.