ERIC Number: ED433052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation des programmes d'etudes dans les secteurs Techniques administratives et Cooperation. Rapport Synthese (Evaluation of Programs of Study in Administrative Techniques and Cooperation. Summary Report).
Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).
This report presents the findings of the Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching regarding programs in Business Administration Technology. The Commission evaluated two programs leading to a Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC), and programs leading to a Certificate of Collegial Studies (AEC). The programs leading to the DEC respond globally to the Minister of Education's objectives and Quebec employers' needs. It was recommended to the Minister that mastery of a second language and aptitude in data processing be included in the objectives of the programs. The Commission also recommended to the Minister that general and multi-disciplinary skills be included in the programs. Many of the institutions showed a need to improve graduation rates. The colleges should also raise their criteria of admission to training programs. The evaluation suggests that a quality training program is usually a good indicator of a quality program and that many training courses should be of a longer duration. The Commission believes that the colleges should, in certain cases, develop their own course options and that, generally, the programs leading to an AEC respond to local needs. There is a call for a more liberal interpretation of a collective agreement, which currently limits the hiring of teaching staff who are active in the labor market. Appendices include data by institution and evaluation criteria. (BJ)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Role, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Technology Education
Web site: http://www.ceec.gouv.qc.ca (full text).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quebec Commission on the Evaluation of Collegiate Teaching (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada