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ERIC Number: ED197965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Local Assessment of Science Education in Two-Year Colleges (El Paso Community College). Technical Report.
Ochoa, Edward A.
This local assessment identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the science program at El Paso Community College and uses these findings to make recommendations for long-range planning for the science program. Four types of questionnaires were developed: one for students, one for institutional-occupational program directors, one for science faculty, and one for comparing responses of program directors and science faculty on course objectives. Analysis of the results produced the following conclusions: (1) The present science curriculum content is generally appropriate for current occupational program offerings; (2) Support services, particularly counseling, need to be correlated to science offerings; (3) Laboratory work adequately complements classroom activities; and (4) Laboratory facilities and usage generally fulfill program needs. The assessment also indicated that the science curriculum needed to be expanded, particularly in the area of new courses required to meet occupational program objectives and in the area of remedial courses in the sciences. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.