ERIC Number: ED369434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
The Commission d'evaluation de l'enseignement collegial: Its Mission and Directions (La Commission d'evaluation de l'enseignement collegial: Sa mission et ses orientations).
Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).
In June 1993, the Quebec Commission d'evaluation de l'enseignement collegial (CEEC) was created to conduct evaluations of the assessment of student achievement and quality of college programs and studies in the province. Having jurisdiction over the 117 colleges in the province, the CEEC is charged with evaluating institutional policies on student and program evaluation, the colleges' implementation of programs established by the Minister of Education, and objectives and standards of programs established by the colleges. The Commission is also empowered to develop evaluation criteria and instruments, recommend measures to individual institutions, and make recommendations to the Minister of Education. To achieve its aim of ensuring quality college education, the CEEC's means and approach will include the following four elements: (1) the use of proven techniques and instruments in a rigorous manner for conducting program evaluations; (2) the performance of college-specific evaluations to take into account individual differences, with an emphasis on the formative aspect of evaluations; (3) an emphasis on collaboration with the institutions involved; and (4) the maintenance of autonomy, independence, and neutrality. The Commission's first priority is the evaluation of policies related to the evaluation of student achievement, after which programs of studies will be addressed. Excerpts from the legislative bill creating the CEEC and a Ministry position paper on the need for the CEEC are appended. (BCY)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Institutional Evaluation, Mission Statements, Outcomes of Education, Program Validation, School Policy, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).