ERIC Number: ED238702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
1981 and 1982 Faculty and Student Research Participation Program Evaluation.
This publication was developed as a basic tool to measure success of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) University Programs Division in achieving goals of the Faculty and Student Research Participation Programs operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Three questionnaires were created to directly address the goals and objectives of ensuring availability of trained manpower to develop energy resources and improve conservation endeavors. Information was gathered over a 2 year period, evaluated by ORAU's Manpower Education, Research, and Training Division (MERT); and this report was prepared on the basis of the assessment. The 1981/1982 Faculty and Student Research Participation programs provided research opportunities for 86 faculty members and 164 undergraduate students at 12 DOE facilities. The responses to surveys conducted with each group indicate the programs were a rewarding experience for participants and DOE scientists. Further, the programs fulfilled the objectives ORAU determined; in fact, in some cases these objectives were realized by almost 100 percent of the participants. The report contains: participant entry, exit, and follow-up survey results; research collaborator survey results; selected survey data comparisons; program objectives; copies of survey questionnaires; tabled evaluation information; and titles of faculty research participants' publications resulting from this experience. (JM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Science, Cooperative Programs, Energy, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Participant Satisfaction, Power Technology, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Science Education, Scientific Research, Student Research, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Research.
Authoring Institution: Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN.