The historical documentation of the development of aviation technology graduate education provides a contextual basis to understandthe present need for online post-baccalaureate professional education. Within a case design structure, this article employs the actionresearch framework to assess program design and quality for a newly developed distance-based graduate professional program. Thecontinuous improvement basis deployed herein provides opportunity for immediate program assessment and ongoing qualityimprovement. The key outcome of this applied case example can be adapted to any professional graduate program as a solution for themaintenance of overall programmatic responsiveness and resulting quality.
Springer, Mitchell L. and Bowen, Erin E.
"Assessing Programmatic Design and Quality for a Professional High- Technology Graduate Education Program: A Conceptual Framework,"
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering:
1, Article 6.