Developing and testing a protocol for curricula feedback in higher education

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Title: Developing and testing a protocol for curricula feedback in higher education
Author: Ergish, Gary A.
Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to develop and test a curriculum evaluation protocol to determine its validity , comprehensiveness , and usefulness for evaluating higher education academic curricula . While having application in other higher education environments , the Curriculum -Evaluation Protocol was tested in the specific professional higher education environment of the United States Air Force's B -IB (strategic bomber ) student academic curriculum . This study of the Curriculum -Evaluation Protocol included two independent groups composed of 183 adult students and curriculum development experts which were given an accompanying survey to determine the validity , comprehensiveness , and usefulness of the protocol . One group was composed of 129 students in seven separate student classes throughout one academic year . The students were requested to use the protocol in an academic setting prior to completing the survey , and 116 students returned completed surveys . The same survey instrument was given to a second group of 54 curriculum development experts , and 52 returned completed surveys . Statistical analysis of the 116 student and 52 curriculum development expert survey resuhs indicate that both populations rated the Curriculum -Evaluation Protocol , using a rating scale of 0 to 5 , to be overall valid , overall comprehensive , and overall useful . Additionally , both populations rated the individual parts that comprise the protocol to also be valid .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16299
Date: 1997-05

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Developing and testing a protocol for curricula feedback in higher education. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /16299 .

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