ERIC Number: ED311982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Improvement of Occupational Education in Maryland: A Progress Report, Fiscal Year 1989.
Hunter, Jean E.
An assessment is provided of the progress of Maryland's Joint Coordinating Committee for Occupational Education Programs in developing a systematic procedure for the evaluation of the quality of occupational programs in Maryland. After presenting the 1976 resolution which established the joint committee, a project summary for fiscal year 1989 is provided. The summary explains the procedures used to acheive the following objectives: (1) to gather and report statewide data on credit enrollment, degree recipients, graduate follow-up, leaver follow-up, employer follow-up, discipline cost analysis, continuing education, and programs; (2) to run the State Board for Community Colleges Program Data Monitoring System (PDMS) and review each community college career program by June 15, 1989; and (3) to publish an in-depth evaluation of 50 community college programs and a statewide evaluation of associate degree General Studies programs. The report includes tables identifying the program areas designated for evaluation between 1978 and 1988, and a list of programs designed for qualitative evaluation in 1989. Guides for using the PDMS and for using information to support instructional program evaluation are appended. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Institutional Cooperation, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Quality Control, Statewide Planning, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland