ERIC Number: ED393031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Survey, 1995. Evaluation Report.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
The major purpose of the Higher Education Survey (25 statements rated 1=very well to 5=very poor) was to determine if there is agreement between higher educators ratings, those of employers, and graduates themselves in terms of Saginaw (Michigan) Schools'"graduate standards" which are: (1) academic achiever; (2) self-directed learner; (3) complex thinker; (4) effective communicator; (5) individual/group problem solver; (6) strong interpersonal relator; (7) collaborative worker; (8) creative quality producer; (9) community contributor; and (10) health conscious individual. Sixteen of 45 of the institutions of higher education responded to the survey via mail. The small size of the respondent group allows one to take a look at a select sample of respondents who chose to respond to the survey. Employers gave higher marks to graduates than graduates gave themselves. In addition, employers saw the graduate standards, which seem essential to graduates becoming productive workers, as being rated lower relatively speaking than others. Overall, graduates, higher educators, and employers graded the school's performance relative to the graduate standards in approximately the "good=2" range. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Involvement, Cooperation, Educational Assessment, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Student College Relationship, Success, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
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