ERIC Number: ED337237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Outcomes Assessment in Postsecondary Occupational Programs: A Consortial Approach. Project Report.
Winter, Gene M.; Fadale, LaVerna M.
The Two-Year College Development Center, in cooperation with the New York State Education Department and seven community colleges in the Mid-Hudson Region of New York State conducted a 2-year project to determine the outcomes of selected occupational technical programs and feasible ways to measure them. The project operated as a consortium with academic officers from participating colleges comprising a steering committee. For each program area, a faculty team identified current local assessment efforts in the targeted areas at the seven campuses; determined their implications for comprehensive outcomes assessment; identified additional assessment needs in each area; designed initial strategies, including instruments and specific procedures, to fill existing gaps; and tested assessment designs through pilot applications. The technical programs/majors selected were Business Administration; Accounting; Computer Information Systems; Foods/Hospitality; Criminal Justice; Human Services; Engineering Technologies; Office Technologies; and Early Childhood. In addition, three teams, Math/Computational, Communication, and Social Science, addressed general academic skills and outcomes. This report presents the results of the project, including a summary of outcomes, and final team report for the nine technical and three academic skill areas addressed. For each, an introductory page identifies the team leader and members, a summary of activities, a list of materials developed, and recommended assessment strategies, followed by sample materials. The survey instruments are attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.; Mid-Hudson Region Consortium of SUNY Community Coll. Academic Officers.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Project supported by funds from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act (VEA 152-91-1843).