ERIC Number: ED257511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Community Colleges 1984 Program Evaluations.
Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
As part of an annual statewide evaluation process, quantitative information on community college programs is reviewed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges. Subsequently, in particular cases, a qualitative assessment is conducted by individual community colleges in response to specific questions raised by the Board. This report presents the results of individual qualitative evaluations of 50 programs throughout the state and the results of a statewide evaluation of engineering transfer programs. First, the statewide evaluation of engineering transfer programs is presented. This section includes program descriptions; information on student trends and characteristics and program performance; results of a 1982 graduate follow-up study; results of evaluations conducted by the colleges to determine whether the engineering transfer program meets the standards needed for a bachelor's engineering degree and the number of engineering transfer students in good standing denied transfer to the University of Maryland bachelor of science engineering program. The next section contains qualitative program evaluation reports for 50 programs identified as having specific problems (e.g., low enrollments or declining awards) and includes an identification of the college, the program, the level of award, and an overview of the problem identified by the State Board for Community Colleges. The evaluation of each program includes questions posed by the State Board to identify the causes of the problem of low or declining enrollments or awards; the factors contributing to the problem; the college's view of when the situation might stabilize; the steps which the college intends to take to address the problem; specific issues raised by the Board; and Board recommendations. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland