ERIC Number: ED395608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Specific Guide to the Evaluation of Programs of Studies Leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in the Business Administration Technology and Cooperation Sectors.
Arena, Francesco; And Others
Based on a general guide for conducting program evaluations developed by Quebec's Commission d'evaluation de l'enseignement collegial, this two-part report provides guidelines for evaluating programs of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC) certificate in the areas of Business Administration Technology (BAT) and Cooperation. The first part presents an overview of the programs, indicating that there are 48 BAT programs leading to an AEC and 2 Cooperation programs training students to work in development agencies. This part also describes topics of evaluation for the programs, including links with sponsoring organizations, the program's adjustment to local supply and demand, and progression of graduates. The second part provides guidelines for evaluating the programs, including a description of essential elements of self-study reports and a list of evaluation questions and supporting documents required for each of the following criteria: (1) program relevance; (2) program coherence; (3) the effectiveness of teaching methods and student supervision; (4) the appropriateness of resources; (5) overall program effectiveness; and (6) the quality of program management. Finally, instructions are provided for conducting an overall evaluation of program implementation, indicating that institutions should identify strong points, weaknesses, and action priorities related to the quality of program implementation. Appendixes include lists of Commission advisory board members and institutions authorized to offer BAT and Cooperation AEC programs. (TGI)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Community Colleges, Educational Certificates, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year Colleges, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).
Note: For the "General Guide to the Evaluation of Programs of Studies," see ED 370 645. Prepared in collaboration with the advisory body on the evaluation of the "Business Administration Technology" and "Cooperation" programs. Adopted in its original French version.