ERIC Number: ED307003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Community Colleges 1988 Program Evaluations.
Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
As part of an annual statewide evaluation process, quantitative information on community college education is reviewed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges. Subsequently, a qualitative assessment is conducted by selected colleges in response to specific questions raised by the board. This report provides the results of individual qualitative evaluations of 49 programs throughout the community college system, as well as the results of a statewide evaluation of general studies programs. First, the evaluation of the general studies programs is presented. This section includes descriptive information on the programs offered at all 17 community colleges in the system, an analysis of trends in enrollments and student characteristics, program performance data, results of evaluations conducted by the colleges, and recommendations regarding student advisement/tracking and program coordination/administration. The next section contains separate evaluations of 49 programs including 13 general studies programs (evaluations of the other four had been published previously) and 36 others identified as having such problems as declining enrollments, low transfer rates, low job placement levels, high costs, inadequate student follow-up, or declining degree awards. For each program, the following information is provided: (1) the name of the college, the program, and the level of award; (2) responses to the board's questions concerning graduate placement and follow-up, program quality, and the causes of the identified problems; (3) actions planned by the college to remedy the problems; and (4) board recommendations. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland