ERIC Number: ED396780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation des Programmes d'Informatique (Evaluation of Computer Science Programs).
In March 1994, Quebec's Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching initiated an evaluation of computer science programs in province colleges. This report describes the evaluation process and presents results. The first section describes the following four stages of the evaluation: the formation of a consulting committee and evaluation guide; implementation of self-evaluations at colleges; analysis of the self-evaluation reports and site visits; and preparation of preliminary and final reports. The remaining three sections then focus on computer science programs leading to a diploma, Programmer Analyst programs leading to a certificate, and Micro-Computer Technician programs leading to a certificate, respectively. For each section, a description of program objectives and structure, general results from the Commission's evaluation, and discussions of strengths and problems are provided. Finally, general conclusions are presented, indicating that the programs were found to be of high quality and to respond to existing demands in the workplace, but that they shared weaknesses with respect to program organization and methods for evaluating learning. Appendixes provide a summary of evaluation reports, a list of consulting committee members, a description of evaluation criteria, and a list of outside experts consulted. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).
Identifiers: Computer Technicians; Quebec