June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
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Electrical and Computer
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Simple Analysis Method for Assessment of PEOs Using Limited Survey DataAlumni and employer surveys are among the assessment tools often used to determine the extent to whicha program’s graduates are able to successfully pursue the types of careers envisioned in the programeducational objectives (PEOs). A major problem with surveys is the very low response rate. However,while the number of responses to the individual surveys in a given year results in limited statisticalsignificance, it is a case whereby the data as a whole, especially interpreted and reinforced by knowledgegained from a variety of other sources, paints a reasonably consistent and coherent picture.In this paper, a simple analysis method is described that is based on tools often used in market research.Specifically, every question on the alumni survey is considered as an opportunity to measure success orfailure of the alumni’s perceived obtainment of the PEO. This type of analysis is called “top-box” and“bottom-box” analysis and is often used for reporting customer satisfaction survey data. Finally, the datais accumulated in a manner often done in trying to predict reliability for complex systems when only alimited number of systems are built. Specifically, we utilize a 5-year moving window and aggregate thedata.
Kelnhofer, R. W., & Williams, S. M., & Petersen, O. G. (2011, June), Simple Analysis Method for Assessment of PEOs Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18534
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