ERIC Number: ED485975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Impact and Effectiveness of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program. 2004 Survey Results. Volume I: Evaluation of the ATE Program Design
Hanssen, Carl E.; Gullickson, Arlen R.
This report presents results from the fifth annual survey of Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects, centers, and articulation partnerships. ATE has approximately 220 active awards. Of these, 163 ATE-funded projects, centers, and articulation partnerships were asked to participate in the 2004 survey. During the survey administration period, 5 projects were removed from the sample, resulting in a final target sample of 158 grantees. Of these, 154 (97%) responded to all or portions of the survey. Where Volumes II and III focus on program implementation and accomplishments, this volume examines the program's primary design elements. Here the intention is to help program officers and others determine what design aspects of the program work most effectively and identify ways in which to continue to strengthen the program. This volume of the 2004 survey report examines the ATE program from the perspective of 4 significant program design elements. These elements are described in the ATE Program Solicitation (NSF-02-035) and are: (1) ATE primarily impacts associate degree-level institutions, but also is designed to impact secondary schools and 4-year colleges; (2) ATE funds targeted projects, but also funds comprehensive centers; (3) ATE projects and centers collaborate with other institutions to achieve their objectives; and (4) ATE funds articulation partnerships that specifically create pathways to higher education for secondary and two-year college students.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Evaluation Center.