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Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 542]
Action Comprehensive Revision of the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in
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Comment Period Ends 10/31/2015
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10/31/15  3:57 pm
Commenter: M. Lively, Hilve Firek, J. Sullivan, MJ Karlis; Virginia Wesleyan College

Employer Satisfaction Data
 

Dear Virginia Board of Education,

Thank you for this opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed revisions to the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia

While the faculty and staff of the Teacher Education Program at Virginia Wesleyan College support the revision to 8VAC20-542-40 indicated in #6 [employer job satisfaction], we would ask that the Virginia Department of Education assist education program providers in the collection of this data.  The data are very beneficial to education programs in order to track the success of graduates and also to determine if there are areas of weakness (or strength) that should be addressed.  In the past, requests for such data from local school systems have resulted in very low return rates and in some circumstances, questions about the legitimacy of, or outright refusal to honor the request of this data based on privacy issues.