ERIC Number: ED359396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Associate in Occupational Studies, Culinary Arts. Self-Study Report Presented to the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute.
Schenectady County Community Coll., Schenectady, NY.
This report is the self-study of the Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) in Culinary Arts program offered by the Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism Department at Schenectady County Community College (New York). The self-study was conducted to support the department's application for initial accreditation of the Culinary Arts program with the Standards Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute (ACFEI). As suggested by the ACFEI, the format of this report is organized around the following seven sections of the commission's accrediting standards: philosophy and goals, organization and administration, faculty and staff, curriculum, facilities, student services, and summary. Three appendixes contain the department chairperson's letter to prospective students, an explanation of the work experience requirement, and an equipment inventory. Some of the identified strengths of the program are the following: (1) the program is offered by a stable institution and is accomplishing its mission; (2) the college is housed in a former hotel; and (3) the curriculum is based on practical and useful elements. Weaknesses are as follows: (1) lack of course work in sanitation and bar management; (2) ineffectiveness of the career placement office in helping graduates to get started in their careers; (3) lack of racial minority groups in the program; (4) dependence on many part-time faculty members; and (5) no elective courses. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Schenectady County Community Coll., Schenectady, NY.