ERIC Number: EJ1022486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Delving into Alumni Perceptions about the Impact and Effectiveness of Two Certificate Programs: Meeting Their Mission?
Johnson, Tristan E.; Yukselturk, Erman; Top, Ercan
Teaching in Higher Education, v19 n4 p360-372 2014
The purpose of the study was to analyze two certificate programs in regard to the impacts on alumni professional career and strengths and weaknesses of certificate programs in the views of their alumni. The sample consisted of 58 participants who completed one of the certificate programs. The results showed that alumni rated self-improvement as the biggest benefit, career advancement benefit as average, and career change benefit as low from the certificate programs. Also, alumni thought that all program components were of strong quality, but the majority of alumni still wanted to see an increased emphasis on teaching, interaction with other students, support, and assessment feedback focus of the program.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Certificates, Program Evaluation, Alumni, Student Attitudes, Individual Development, Case Studies, College Programs, Electronic Learning, Performance Technology, Measures (Individuals), Career Change, Promotion (Occupational), Program Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Skill Development, Ability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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