ERIC Number: ED263964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Adult and Continuing Education Unit Self-Evaluation: Annual Report, 1984-1985.
Cloutier, Lucinda Robinson
For the 1984-85 annual evaluation of the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program, Gateway Technical Institute (GTI) elected to use the self-evaluation model developed by the Wisconsin state ACE Task Force. Students, instructors, administrators, program coordinators, and advisory committee members were surveyed to identify program strengths and the concerns of each group. Study findings, based on responses from 45.4% of the students (N=303), 69.9% of the instructors (N=51), 93.3% of the administrators (N=28), and 60.9% of the advisory committee members (N=28), included the following: (1) strengths identified by students and instructors were found among instruction and curriculum indicators; (2) administrators cited the sexual fairness of district publications, accessibility of programs and courses, and the ability to reach special groups as program strengths; (3) student concerns were concentrated on facilities, the registration process, and the adequacy of course selection; (4) instructors indicated emergency preparation, course content consultation, and supervisor evaluation as their concerns; and (5) administrators were concerned primarily with the lack of an ACE marketing plan. In addition to the self-study, the ACE's annual evaluation looked at economic development activities and direct services to business and industry, as well as at traditional evaluation criteria of student demographics, course offerings, and enrollments. Data tables and the survey instruments are included. (EJV)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Education, Adult Students, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Economic Development, Enrollment, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gateway Technical Inst., Kenosha, WI. Research and Planning Services.