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ERIC Number: ED453737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-17
Pages: 21
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Four Perspectives on the Quality of Graduates' Preparation at Bowie State University--An HBCU Institution.
Ohia, Uche; Walker, Eleanor; Cook, Hardy; Hughes, Patricia
This paper presents reports on four evaluations conducted at Bowie State University, Maryland, a historically Black university. These assessment activities provide pointers to the quality of student preparation at Bowie State University. The first evaluation strand is "Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills of Nursing Students Using a Standardized Instrument," by Eleanor A. Walker. Scores on a standardized instrument measuring critical thinking were analyzed for registered nurses returning to college to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. The evaluation discusses findings for two graduating classes (n=23 and n=27). In the second study, "Evaluation of Student Performance in a Capstone Course by a Team of English Faculty" by Hardy Cook, a faculty team used a 10-point evaluation form to evaluate student performance in a capstone course for English majors. "Feedback from Graduating Seniors Exit Survey" by Uche Ohia shares findings from two administrations of this survey (n=125 and n=125). Results of both surveys show the general satisfaction of graduating seniors with their preparation and educational experience. The final evaluation, "Feedback for Employer Survey--Computer Science Department" by Patricia Hughes, reports on the responses of 36 employers about their satisfaction with interns placed by Bowie State University. Taken together, these four studies illustrate useful research methodology and generally positive outcomes of education at Bowie State University. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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