ERIC Number: ED463789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Audit Report: Reviewing Issues Related to Community Colleges' Customized Employee Training Courses.
Lawhon, Joe; Claassen, Scott; Schmitt, LeAnn; Rolfstad, Trish
This document is a report on audit findings on issues related to 1997 Kansas community college customized employee training courses. Twenty-eight community college customized employee training classes were reviewed in the audit. Findings showed that: (1) 16 of 19 community colleges provided customized employee training courses for college credit; (2) at least 82% of the courses were estimated to be offered at no cost to the requesting businesses; (3) customized training courses were taught at businesses, instructed by business experts, and used equipment supplied by the business; (4) companies would pay employees' tuition and the community colleges would pay rent for the facility space, instruction, and equipment; and (5) the colleges usually ended up paying much more in the agreements. The report states that such customized training courses lack clear and consistent structure resulting in the granting of college credit to courses that should not be classified in such a way. It also states that some of these courses were no more than on-the-job training and lacked a truly educational component. A majority of the audited community colleges also received additional state financial aid for credit classes, which, if reviewed more closely, would not have qualified for funding. Recommendations for overseeing and structuring customized training courses are included in the report. Appendices provide financial and other details on the audited courses. (MKF)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.kslegislature.org/postaudit.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Legislative Div. of Post Audit, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas