ERIC Number: ED436211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-up Study of Fiscal Year 1998 Occupational Program Graduates, 1999.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
As part of their ongoing accountability and program improvement initiatives, Illinois colleges annually conduct a survey of occupational program graduates. This report provides statewide information from graduates of selected occupational programs regarding the effectiveness of their community college experiences. Data for the report were obtained from responses to a standardized survey. The survey instrument addresses attendance objectives, education status, employment status, salary, employment start-up, geographic location of employment, and satisfaction with employment and components of the educational program completed. Such information has implications for colleges as they develop new program proposals and perform program review in order to ensure that they stay in step with the changing job market, thus providing for satisfactory employment and compensation for their graduates. Part I of this report summarizes survey outcomes, which include: (1) 98% of the respondents were employed, pursuing additional education, or both; (2) average salary was $12.62 per hour; and (3) overall, graduates expressed satisfaction with their programs and college services. Part II includes an in-depth analysis of survey results for specific program areas. The Appendices provide detailed data tables derived from the results of the survey. Appendix A presents a summary of responses by college and response rates by program area. Appendix B provides information by survey item, and Appendix C presents data by both college and program. Contains 23 references. (VWC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, State Colleges, State Standards, Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Student Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.