ERIC Number: ED224528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Radiography Program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute--Summer, 1982.
Pipes, V. David
As part of a periodic evaluation of the occupational programs at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI), a study of the radiography program was conducted to collect information to facilitate planning, aid in program improvement, and meet accountability demands. The specific objectives of the program evaluation were to determine whether program objectives were being met; to measure student, instructor, and employer satisfaction with the program; and to inform the public of the outcomes of educational expenditures. Evaluation data were collected from 34 of the 66 graduates, 4 of the 31 early leavers, 12 of the 19 employers of graduates, and 8 of the 16 program advisory committee members who were surveyed, as well as from 10 student supervisors and instructors. Study findings revealed: (1) all students graduating after 1977 and 69% of those graduating earlier were employed in the field of radiography; (2) 89% of the recent graduates and 88% of the earlier graduates rated the radiography program as good or excellent; (3) 33% of the employers rated CCC&TI graduates as better than other schools' graduates; (4) the employers were most impressed with the graduates in the area of providing patient care, while graduates felt most confident in the area of professional ethics; and (6) specific program needs were identified in the areas of equipment, instructional and skill training, professional development and continuing education. The questionnaire and separate survey reports are appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Job Performance, Job Training, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Radiographers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Caldwell Community Coll. and Technical Inst., Lenoir, NC.