ERIC Number: ED243531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Maryland Community Colleges 1983 Program Evaluations.
Nespoli, Lawrence A.
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 a selected individual community colleges in response to specific questions raised by the Board. This report contains the results of individual qualitative evaluations of 48 programs throughout the state and results of a statewide evaluation of criminal justice/law enforcement programs. First, the statewide evaluation of criminal justice/law enforcement programs is presented and includes a description of the programs in the state, student trends and characteristics, an evaluation of program performance, and discussion and recommendations. Next, the qualitative evaluations of 48 programs at 17 of the state's community colleges are presented. These reports specify the college, program title, and level of award to students completing the program, followed by responses 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 satisfaction with employee preparation; and low student transfer rates. In the evaluations, the colleges identify factors accounting for the problem, submit additional information, and indicate plans for addressing the issue. (HB)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Enrollment, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Law Enforcement, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.