UTP University of Science and Technology (POLAND)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2016 Proceedings
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 3832-3840
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1905
Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain
The article provides the results of the third and, at the same time, the last part of the pilot survey on the education programs and educational outcomes in terms of students at the Faculty of Management at the UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz. The concept of the academic programs evaluation system and tools were presented at the EDULEARN 2015 conference. The results of the first part of the study, the opinions of graduates, were demonstrated at the INTED2016 conference, while the second part of the study, performed among the employers, was described in the proceedings of EDULEARN 2016 Conference.

The first and the second part of the study covered the graduates' and employers' evaluation of educational outcomes in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences acquired throughout the studies for the students majoring in management. The final part of the study was performed in June 2016 among 70 students at the Faculty of Management at UTP. An e-survey was applied as a research tool developed applying Google forms. That part was more detailed; it aimed at getting to know the opinion of the students on each course provided. The students provided their responses to the question of the number of hours of lectures, tutorials and labs. They evaluated the form of verifying knowledge, skills and social competences and ranked the educational contents in terms of how their knowledge was enhanced.

The article demonstrates the results of the analysis of the students' responses in two groups: Bachelor Degree students and Master Degree students. Most students found both the number of hours allocated to specific courses and the form in which the educational outcomes were verified to be positive. However, the knowledge enhancement scored lower. Relatively often the students refereed to it as 3 or lower on the 1 to 5 scale, which, however, was more common in the Master Degree student group, which suggests that quite frequently for M.Sc. programs, the contents of the courses provided for B.Sc. program were repeated, which was also pointed to by the graduates surveyed in the first part of the study.

The end of the paper summarises the analysis of the results of all the three parts of the research described in this article and the earlier ones
Higher education, education programs, evaluation, pilot survey.