ERIC Number: ED118164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
System Characteristic Opinion Study (SCOS-DELPHI). Project FOLLOW-UP.
Using the Delphi technique, the staff of Project FOLLOW-UP surveyed community college educators in Texas to determine desirable characteristics and uniformity of terminology and definitions for a proposed statewide student follow-up management information system for Texas community colleges. Of 234 individuals invited to become Delphi panel members, 193 (82 percent) accepted and participated 100 percent in the three survey rounds. The panelists represented 47 of the 48 public community colleges in Texas, various state agencies, the Project FOLLOW-UP Committee, and the Advisory Council for Technical-Vocational Education in Texas. The open-ended round I questionnaire produced 61 statements which were presented as round II on a Delphi format requiring the panelists to respond to each statement on a 1-7 (agree-disagree) rating scale. The third round (formated in the same manner) consisted of 64 statements, and statistical data of round II responses. Panelists reconsidered their round II responses in the light of group opinion and gave narrative explanations for responses remaining outside the interquartile range. Data are organized according to 15 areas of professional employment identified among the panelists. Copies of the three survey instruments and tabulated responses are appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Tarrant County Junior Coll. District, Ft. Worth, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas