ERIC Number: ED238461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Recreation Leadership Program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.
Pipes, V. David
In 1982-83, a study was conducted of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute's Recreation Leadership program to determine if program objectives were being met, to measure program success, and to identify aspects needing improvement. Surveys were sent to 36 students who graduated before 1978, yielding a 44% response rate; to 31 students who graduated between 1978 and 1982, yielding a 39% response rate; to 17 students who left the program prior to graduation, yielding a 29% response rate; to 12 advisory committee members, yielding a 58% response rate; to 23 employers of program graduates, yielding a 52% response rate; and to both program instructors. Results from the surveys included the following: (1) 38% of the early graduates and 58% of the recent graduates indicated that they would not choose the program again due to the poor job market and low pay; (2) 88% of the graduates and early leavers rated instructional quality as good or excellent; (3) all courses received ratings of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale from recent graduates; (4) all graduates felt they had grown personally due to the program; (5) 25% of the early and 50% of the recent graduates were seeking or had obtained additional degrees; (6) 56% of the employers rated graduates as "some" or "much" better than graduates of other schools; and (7) 50% of the recent graduates were unable to find jobs in the recreation field. Survey instruments and response data are appended. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Caldwell Community Coll. and Technical Inst., Hudson, NC.