ERIC Number: ED154871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
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)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Admission Criteria, Admissions Counseling, Allied Health Occupations Education, Bayesian Statistics, College Admission, Community Colleges, Competitive Selection, Computer Oriented Programs, Databases, Grade Prediction, Models, Predictive Measurement, Probability, Student Records, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke. Office of Institutional Research.
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