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ERIC Number: ED307944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An "A" for Accountability: Profile of Student and Employer Follow-Up in Texas Community and Technical Colleges, 1978-1987.
Reed, Jim F.
This publication presents examples of outcome and institutional effectiveness information produced through student and employer follow-up for Texas community and technical colleges from 1978-1987. The data in the booklet were collected through the Texas Student Information System (Tex-SIS) and are presented in reference to a series of questions usually answered in an evaluation of institutional effectiveness, such as: "To what extent are our students accomplishing their educational goals?""Are our occupational students successful in obtaining jobs in the the field for which they are trained?""How do our university transfer students rate the preparation they received from our college for completing their education?" and "How do employers rate the training received by our occupational students?" Selected examples of outcome and institutional effectiveness include: (1) 80% of Texas vocational graduates who are available for placement are employed in a field related to their training; (2) the average annual salary of graduates of two-year associate degree occupational programs is $17,652, and $13,368 for completers of one-year certificate programs; (3) 77% of university transfer students describe their preparation as excelllent or satisfactory, while 4% describe it as fair or inadequate; and (4) employers give the highest ratings to students in technical areas, and in reference to work quality, following instructions, and technical knowledge. Closing sections present advice on the effective use of data for labor market analyses, institutional effectiveness studies, student counseling, and follow-up studies. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas