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In an effort to meet the accrediting criteria of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, South Carolina Technical College undertook a comprehensive external evaluation of its continuing education program. Both process and products associated with the continuing education program were assessed using newly-generated and existing data. Additionally, a practical model of program evaluation was developed to ensure that the institution would continue to meet accrediting requirements. The process used in developing the model included a survey of faculty and administrators, a sampling of course evaluations, analysis of qualitative information in the institution's database, and examination of advisory committee meeting minutes. The resulting model includes these components: establishment of mission, goals, and standards and continual documentation of related meetings; determination of at least one outcome standard for each goal; assessment of program effectiveness in terms of these standards, based on the above process; implementation of needed changes; and review of the mission, goals, and standards. It is concluded that the model offers a well-rounded and thorough approach to assessment satisfactory to any accrediting body. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/MSE)

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Continuing Education, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges

Autor: Underwood, Susan J.; Underwood, David G.


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