ERIC Number: ED192837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
SAM: Student Accountability Model. Fourteen "Exemplary" Uses & How to Apply Them in California Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.
Exemplary adaptations of the California Community Colleges' Student Accountability Model (SAM) are presented, based upon interviews with administrators at 37 colleges or districts known to have implemented SAM practices. After a description of SAM (a set of procedures for the follow-up of occupational students), the report examines the criteria by which the exemplary adaptations were selected. Most important of these was the effective use of data generated through SAM to make needed modifications in programs or courses. Descriptions, costs, outcomes, and "how to do it" suggestions are then provided for each of the selected SAM implementation models. These models are designed to: (1) achieve inter-college concensus on coding conventions in a multi-college district; (2) classify new courses and review course classifications; (3) effectively identify a student's major and objectives; (4) process student applications for closed programs; (5 through 9) effectively collect and use data concerning disadvantaged and handicapped students; (10) provide for the manual operation of SAM when computer time is not available; (11) effectively collect employment information on non-returning students; (12) identify potential dropouts; (13) conduct follow-up studies and evaluate data collection practices; and (14) use SAM data for curriculum evaluation. (JP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Classification, Community Colleges, Computer Oriented Programs, Courses, Disabilities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Followup Studies, Information Utilization, Institutional Research, Models, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Sampling, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.