ERIC Number: ED206358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Guidelines for Occupational Program Assessment.
Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.
These guidelines attempt to simplify and standardize a process for assessing vocational education programs in the Maricopa Community College District. After an introductory section outlining the purposes and mandates of such assessments, the paper discusses the roles and responsibilities of the District Task Force and of the Occupational Dean and College Task Force. After noting the resources used in the creation of the assessment instrument, the paper outlines its 12 categories: program planning; program advisory committee; curriculum and instruction; student organization; facilities, equipment, and safety; cooperative education; guidance and counseling; placement and follow-up; staff qualifications and professional development; evaluation; services to special populations; and program support. The next sections describe a data matrix, designed to identify sources of information, and outline the 11 steps recommended by the District Task Force for the implementation of the program evaluation. Finally, the requirements for reports to the district's governing board and to the state department of education are briefly discussed. Appendices provide: (1) the assessment instrument; (2) the data matrix; (3) a proposed evaluation timeline; and (4) a suggested format for the summary report. (AYC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Guidance, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Educational Facilities, Evaluation Criteria, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Teacher Qualifications, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.