Telecommunication Systems Program Evaluation: A Survey of TCS Alumni on the Curriculum

  • H. Naik Dharavath (University of Wisconsin–Stout)
  • Steve Schlough (University of Wisconsin–Stout)


In the United States, telecommunications has evolved into a major industry and has become more efficient through new technologies. Its content is con- stantly changing due to rapid advance- ments and trends that are taking place in the information and communications technology sectors of the industry. The purpose of this research was to deter- mine the perceptions of the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) telecommunication systems (TCS) alumni on the quality of the TCS curriculum. The scope of the research was limited to the TCS program at UW-Stout, and the findings were not expected to be generalizable to other populations. This research utilized a descriptive research method. The target population for this study consists of available UW-Stout TCS alumni who graduated from 1998 to 2003. The major findings of the study show that the Telecommunications program is in need of revision. This study validates that the Telecommunication Systems program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout is a program in need of improvement. The results of this study, combined with in- formation obtained from advisory committee members, will guide telecommunications faculty to make course and program revisions that will continue to enhance/improve the program.

Keywords: assessment|administration|curriculum|higher education

How to Cite:

Dharavath, H. N. & Schlough, S., (2005) “Telecommunication Systems Program Evaluation: A Survey of TCS Alumni on the Curriculum”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 21(3).



Published on
01 Jul 2005