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Process Evaluation of a Career Course

Title: Process Evaluation of a Career Course: A Replication and Extension (Technical Report 31).
Name(s): Vernick, Stacie H., author
Reardon, Robert C., author
Sampson, James P., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 2002-02-22
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A process evaluation of a three-credit, upper division career course offered at a southeastern university since 1974 is described. We obtained anonymous student course ratings from 219 students, or 75% of students enrolled in the class during the 1999-2000 school year. We utilized archival data from one section of the course in 1995, and normative university course ratings from 1995 as a basis for comparing our course ratings in 1999-2000. Ratings were taken from the results of the Student Instructional Rating System (SIRS) that has been used since 1971, as well as demographic information provided by students. Student ratings of the career course were compared for the 19992000 course sections, the 1995 section, and the 1995 normative group. Differences in student ratings across the eleven sections of the course were compared across nine selected SIRS items. Student perceptions of the quality of the career course have been quite consistent over time. Students perceive the career course to be characterized by greater course demands, greater student-instructor involvement, greater course organization, and lower student interest than other courses at the university. Student perceptions of career courses appear to be more positive when the class meets more than one time per week, allowing students the opportunity to integrate and apply what they are learning.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525968756_2fda3489 (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525968756 (DOI)
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Vernick, S. H., Reardon, R. C., & Sampson, J. P. (2002). Process Evaluation of a Career Course: A Replication and Extension (Technical Report 31). Retrieved from