ERIC Number: ED431469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
South Carolina Technical Education System. Program Evaluation Report, Based on Graduate Data July 1, 1996-June 30, 1997 and Enrollment Data Fall 1997.
South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, Columbia.
This report, by the South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education Division of Instruction, allows the individual colleges and the system to examine programs in terms of productivity, job availability of graduates, and placement of graduates. The policies and procedures allow for programs to be phased out when new technology or changing economic conditions render them obsolete. This flexibility allows the colleges and the system to reset priorities and reallocate resources to insure effective delivery of instruction to meet the most pressing needs of the technical colleges and the employers and the students they serve. Each colleges is required to report degree and diploma program productivity in terms of enrollment, number of graduates, and the percent of graduates placed on related jobs or continuing their studies full-time. For programs that do not meet established criteria and standards, college officials must determine whether the program shall be continued or discontinued. Program productivity is measured in quantitative terms--enrollment, number of graduates, and job placement. All colleges in the Technical Education System are required to annually to evaluate and report to the SBTCE the status of all approved degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Included are program status, programs on probation, programs on suspension, programs cancelled, programs not subject to evaluation, graduates summary data, college exhibits, and system graduate and placement data. (JJL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, Columbia.