ERIC Number: ED361504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Community/Adult and Continuing Education. Focus on Program Evaluation.
An evaluation was made of the programs of the Des Moines Independent Community School District's Department of Community/Adult and Continuing Education. The 1992-93 budget for the department was $1,385,000. Ten full-time staff and 300 part-time staff administer, teach, and support program offerings. The department provides educational, recreational, and cultural programs and activities to children and adults in Des Moines. Four 8-week sessions are offered evenings and weekends during the school year and during the summer. A citizen's advisory council provides input on programs. More than 150,000 participants of all ages benefited from the district's community education offerings and the availability of buildings and grounds for educational and recreational activities in 1992-93. Participation in programs has increased in the last 10 years as colleges and universities have sought satellite space to bring classes to the neighborhood. The department is currently implementing computerized registration, facility usage scheduling, and fee collection. Future plans include development of adult training seminars for nonprofit organizations and the offering of continuing education and personal development programs at a downtown location in cooperation with downtown businesses. In addition, more courses specifically geared to senior citizens, parents, and family literacy will be added. (The document's seven appendixes contain the following: a summer enrollment chart, adult and community and continuing education advisory council by-laws, a table of contents for the instructor's manual, participation summaries, participant evaluation summary, registration exhibits, and a survey instrument designed to assess training needs.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.