ERIC Number: ED321799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland DACUM Resource Center. Dundalk Community College Project Evaluation Report, 1989-1990.
German, Katherine L.; Rajasekhara, Koosappa
For twenty years, the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) model has been used for the design of occupational programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels as well as the design of training programs for business and industry. Over the past five years, the Maryland DACUM Resource Center project has disseminated the DACUM model among the community colleges of the state to support the development of exemplary curricula and address area labor market needs. In 1990 an evaluation was conducted of the Maryland DACUM Resource Center to assess the scope, quality and impact of the products and services of the Center. The six activities included in the Maryland project were: (1) DACUM chart development, curriculum design, and instructional development; (2) DACUM model development and refinement; (3) personnel development; (4) Resource Center organization and operation; (5) response to technical committee requirements and initiatives; and (6) personnel and administrative support. Documentary inquiries, surveys, and interviews resulted in quantitative and qualitative data from administrators, facilitators, and faculty as well as the Center staff. All of Maryland's community colleges participated in phase I training--chart development, with nearly all (93%) completing phase II training--curriculum planning, and with some (40%) continuing into phase III training--instructional development. Surveys of the three phases of DACUM indicated that they were all considered very effective, especially phase III which was the focus of the most recent research and development. The strengths of the program included aspects of both the training process and its content, represented by such items as on-site support and mentoring, and the overview and presentation of DACUM principles and process. Areas for further development included program development and institutional impact and support. Five recommendations were developed to support expanded service delivery, selected application development, and publication production. Appendixes provide the evaluation design and protocols, documentary inquiry data, survey data, and interview data. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Vocational-Technical Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Dundalk Community Coll., Baltimore, MD.