ERIC Number: ED266248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating and Revising Programs: A Forum of the National Postsecondary Alliance (San Diego, California, April 16, 1985).
Corwin, Luene; And Others
This report reviews the program evaluation approaches used at three member colleges of the National Postsecondary Alliance (NPA), a consortium of postsecondary schools intent on achieving excellence in occupational education. The first paper, "Introduction" by Luene Corwin, discusses the goals and major activities of the NPA. The second paper, "Program Evaluation at South Puget Sound Community College," by Kenneth J. Minnaert, outlines the eight-component program that has been used to evaluate occupational education at this intermediate-sized school every 3 years since 1970. In a paper entitled "Program Evaluation in a Multicampus Community College District," Ted Martinez, Jr., reports on the evaluation system that was designed to deal with a multicollege entity (Dallas County Community College District) in Texas designed to serve 25,000 occupational students in 123 different occupational programs. Maurice Lemoine discusses the problem of developing and implementing a three-tiered evaluation approach at a large, single-campus college serving 25,000 students in a major metropolitan area suburb in his paper entitled "Triton College Program Evaluation Model." Appendixes to this forum report include guidelines and data collection instruments used in the evaluation processes at each of the three 2-year colleges discussed and a list of member institutions of the NPA in 1985-86. (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Models, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; National Postsecondary Alliance, Columbus, OH.