ERIC Number: ED194148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Study Designed to Explore a Method to Evaluate On-the-Job Performance of Selected Associate in Science Degree Graduates. Research Report 79-83.
Losak, John; Cael, Bill
As part of a study conducted to develop an appropriate methodology for evaluating its vocational curriculum, Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) asked selected students, faculty, and employers to rate the effectiveness of the college in preparing students for accounting, electronics, and broadcasting technology careers. The study involved the preparation of a list of desired competencies for each of these vocational areas and the incorporation of these lists on three survey instruments. Students, faculty, and employers in each vocational area were asked to indicate, on a five-part Likert scale, the adequacy with which the M-DCC curriculum addressed each occupational competency. Survey findings, based on responses from 150 students, 16 faculty members, and 16 employers, had only limited research significance due to the unwillingness of many employers to respond and the fact that current students, rather than employed graduates, were included in the survey because of time and cost limitations. Yet, the survey methodology itself proved valuable, in that it provided a basis for comparing the perceptions of students, instructors, and employers on the same set of questions. The study report presents a series of tables illustrating item-by-item responses and includes the competency lists developed for each vocational area. (JP)
Descriptors: Accounting, Behavioral Objectives, Communications, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Education Work Relationship, Electronics, Employer Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, Participant Satisfaction, Research Methodology, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.