Presenter: Christopher M. Dunbar
Advisor(s): Dr. Julia Storberg- Walker
Author(s): Christopher M. Dunbar
Graduate Program: Training and Development

Title: Models of instructional evaluation: A comparison of education and business

Abstract: This paper takes a comparative look at the effectiveness of evaluation models in education and in business, in an attempt to tie the two entities together. Since education in essence prepares individuals for business, there should be similarities in each. If education is the foundation which prepares one for the business world shouldn’t the means with which participants are evaluated be parallel and mirror each other? There are various methods and means with which we are evaluated throughout our lives. Is there a correlation between the way we are evaluated as students and the way we are evaluated as employees in the modern workforce? The intention of this paper is to explore and discover potential answers to these questions.