ERIC Number: ED275387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Follow-Up Research (Summary of a Vocational Grant Project). Research Report No. 86-34.
A project was undertaken at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) in Florida to develop new student follow-up methodologies and to field test these methodologies in order to increase the accuracy of placement and follow-up data supplied to the state; to reduce the number and percent of former MDCC students falling into the "unknown" placement status category; and to investigate and reduce the bias inherent in the present employer follow-up survey to produce more representative results. The project involved the exploration of non-traditional sources for data, including in-state private university transfers, out-of-state university transfers, state university system course file tapes, and Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) Files. A new research instrument, the Employer Evaluation Scale, was designed to collect data suited to institutional needs. Efforts to reduce the number of students in the "unknown" category identified 436 MDCC transfer students attending private colleges and 268 students attending out-of-state universities. Because of legal restrictions, INS files could not be used to gather information on foreign students. The newly designed Employer Evaluation Scale instrument provided useful monitoring data as well as state-of-the-art and state-of-the-market data. Several follow-up questionnaires are appended. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.