ERIC Number: ED223801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Uses of Follow-Up Information in Occupational Programs: A Management Model.
Newton, Emily Frank
The report describes a model, developed by the staff at Edison Community College in Fort Myers, Florida, for collecting and using follow-up information to evaluate and plan occupational programs. After a discussion of the issues to be addressed when evaluating an occupational program, a breakdown of information to be collected in a follow-up study of program leavers and completers is provided. Set forth next is a flow model for identifying respondents. Following an explanation of procedures for preparing surveys and protecting respondents' anonymity, three former-student survey instruments and an employer follow-up survey are presented. Also supplied are an information collection/analysis model and an information dissemination flow model. A discussion of procedures for using follow-up data as a tool for placement and guidance concludes the model. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Job Placement, Models, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Design, Research Methodology, Surveys, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.