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ERIC Number: ED154871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Virginia Western Community College's Health Technology Admissions Evaluation System.
Houston, Charles A.; Sellers, Harry
Due to factors such as high enrollment demands, limited institutional space, and high program costs, certain admissions requirements in the guidance/selection of students for health technology programs at Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) have become necessary. A Health Technology Admissions Evaluation System was created to develop and implement: (1) a computer-based information system to effectively and efficiently collect, summarize, and rank data elements for each applicant; (2) a multiple comparative guidance/selection system sensitive not only to traditional data but to unique student characteristics; (3) provisions for historical files and status reports on applicants; and (4) procedures and techniques for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of different guidance/selection decisions. Student flow through the system involves the following: students file admissions applications providing educational background information to the admissions office; health technology counselors and, then, the program head interview applicants and supply subjective value judgements on probable success, first quarter grade point average (GPA), physical health, etc.; VWCC institutional research office provides academic predictions of first quarter GPA and graduation probability; and the selection committee evaluates all data elements and makes final decisions. Information on computer software and the four prediction models used is included. (Author/TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke. Office of Institutional Research.
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