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Pages: 5451-5458
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0302

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

EVALUATION OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES - RESULTS OF THE PILOT GRADUATES SURVEY

A. Januszewski

UTP University of Science and Technology (POLAND)
The paper is a continuation of the article “Concept of the education programs evaluation system for the UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz”. In that work the education program evaluation tools have been described, especially the detailed descriptions of the survey questionnaires addressed to three groups: students, graduates and employers, have been provided.

The present paper demonstrates the results of the pilot survey performed in the summer of 2015 which included 74 graduates of the Faculty of Management at UTP.

The introduction shows the external and internal reasons which justify the need of elaborating tools of further education program development at the Faculty of Management, UTP.

An essential part of the paper provides general and detailed results of the e-survey developed applying Google tools. Responding to the questions, the management major graduates expressed their opinions on the educational outcomes in terms of the knowledge, skills and social competencies acquired.

Each of the three educational-outcomes groups was asked a few detailed questions as well as the questions concerning the right order of the education program courses, preferences in terms of the forms of receiving credit for the course completed as well as professional work preparation.

The general results of the graduates survey are as follows:
57% of the graduates consider themselves prepared for professional work. The most crucial educational outcomes covered the skills, pointed to by almost 50% of the graduates, and the least crucial ones – social competencies, listed first by 18 % of the respondents. The average score of the educational outcomes appeared very satisfactory. 28% of the respondents give a positive and 44% - quite positive score for achieving the assumed educational outcomes in terms of knowledge, skills and social competencies. The results demonstrating the responses given to 20 detailed questions on specific aspects of acquiring knowledge, skills and developing social competencies are provided in the major part of the paper. On the other hand, the evaluation of the right order of the courses in the education program was not that satisfactory. Although 43% of the respondents claimed that the order was right, however, as many as 35% of the respondents claimed opposite, and 22% could not express their opinions. The preferences in terms of the form of receiving credit for the course completed differed a lot. The most frequently mentioned form was the test; 36% responses, and least frequently – a written intermediate-exam, pointed to by 7% graduates.

The paper ends up with the pilot survey recapitulation and conclusions.
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A. Januszewski (2016) EVALUATION OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES - RESULTS OF THE PILOT GRADUATES SURVEY, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 5451-5458.
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