ERIC Number: ED474854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Follow-Up Survey of DCCCD Students, 1999.
Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.
According to this document, a central measure of institutional effectiveness is how well individuals who receive a Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) education perform in the workplace. A survey was mailed to employers who register with the DCCCD Job Bank to recruit from the colleges. A total of 540 employers were mailed the survey in February 1999. The 83 returned surveys were comprised of 20 non-deliverable and 63 completed surveys. Because the response rate was so low (11.7%), another survey was mailed to 474 businesses in March. Thirty-nine were returned completed and 5 were non-deliverable, for an adjusted response rate of 18.9%. More than 90% of employers believed DCCCD students were well prepared for the workforce, while 9.8% believed they were not prepared. More than 75% of employers surveyed indicated that an associate degree or certificate increased an employee's chance for advancement, while only 10% said it did not. Overall, employers expressed satisfaction with the performance of DCCCD students, both in general and in terms of specific skills. Employer responses covered students with various levels of attainment, both with and without degrees or credentials. Survey instrument appended. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.