Survey of Occupational Education Students

Spring
2007
Resolution Number: 
21.03
Contact: 
Category: 
Career Technical Education
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, There is a lack of student input concerning their perceptions of occupational programs;

Whereas, Student input can be a valuable tool for course and/or program level development and improvement;

Whereas, Understanding student perspectives regarding occupational programs can help increase student success, retention and completion; and

Whereas, The workforce of tomorrow needs to learn more about occupational educational programs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Student Senate for California Community Colleges to conduct a survey of students in occupational education programs or those thinking of entering these programs to inform instruction, and program creation and development; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to survey their own occupational education students, including current and former students, to gather information to better inform local programs. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Work with the Student Senate for California Community Colleges to conduct a survey of students in occupational education programs or those thinking of entering these programs to inform instruction, and program creation and development; and encourage local academic senates to survey their own occupational education students, including current and former students, to gather information to better inform local programs.
Status Report: 

The first part of this resolution is unfeasible, the second part could be included in a Rostrum article;however, it is not clear that there would be a lot of value to encouraging colleges along these lines, that is above and beyond what colleges already do to be informed about their students.