Methods to improve the quality of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Application in New York State Dongxiao Liu Spring 2010
Overview  <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Statement  </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Review </li></ul><ul><li>Da...
Background  <ul><li>New York State Education Department Pre—Collegiate Preparation Programs and Scholarship Unit </li></ul...
Problem Statement Errors
Problem Statement  <ul><li>Errors Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 4,609 errors recorded from 2004 to 2009 </li></u...
Literature Review <ul><li>Communication Model of Intergovernmental Policy Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Implemen...
Data Collection and Data Analysis  Interview Counselors Interview Supervisors Survey <ul><li>Triangulation </li></ul><ul><...
Findings <ul><li>Finding 1  Local educational agencies feel that the content of information in the scholarship bulletin ne...
Findings <ul><li>Finding 3  School counselors are confident of filling out the Byrd Scholarship application accurately.  <...
Recommendation #1 <ul><ul><li>Redesign the information bulletin (incorporate sample application forms, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
Findings <ul><li>Finding 5  State Scholarship program supervisors value communication with schools and believe a good rela...
Recommendation # 2 <ul><ul><li>Implement  an online scholarship application and perfect the scholarship website  </li></ul...
Recommendation # 3 <ul><ul><li>Establish a wiki database for communication use between the scholarship program staff and s...
Recommendation  #4.5 <ul><li>Recommendation #4  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add more communication and notification to the schol...
Thank You! Dongxiao Liu Spring 2010
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  1. 1. Methods to improve the quality of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Application in New York State Dongxiao Liu Spring 2010
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Review </li></ul><ul><li>Data Collection and Data Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Findings and Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>New York State Education Department Pre—Collegiate Preparation Programs and Scholarship Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Robert C. Byrd Scholarship </li></ul>
  4. 4. Problem Statement Errors
  5. 5. Problem Statement <ul><li>Errors Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 4,609 errors recorded from 2004 to 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Applications with errors have gradually increased since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>1033 applications with error in 2009 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Literature Review <ul><li>Communication Model of Intergovernmental Policy Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Implementation and Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>The Role of Technology in Data Management </li></ul>
  7. 7. Data Collection and Data Analysis Interview Counselors Interview Supervisors Survey <ul><li>Triangulation </li></ul><ul><li>Inductive reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic Analysis </li></ul>findings
  8. 8. Findings <ul><li>Finding 1 Local educational agencies feel that the content of information in the scholarship bulletin needs to be improved </li></ul><ul><li>Finding 2 School administrators/Staff members need extra assistance during the application process. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Findings <ul><li>Finding 3 School counselors are confident of filling out the Byrd Scholarship application accurately. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding 4 Most of the school counselors accept the original wording and phrasing in the scholarship information bulletin, but they believe that different people may prefer different formats of content. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recommendation #1 <ul><ul><li>Redesign the information bulletin (incorporate sample application forms, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Findings <ul><li>Finding 5 State Scholarship program supervisors value communication with schools and believe a good relationship with schools will help to improve the quality of the scholarship application. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding 6 Most of the organizations use technology to maintain the accuracy of the completed scholarship applications; others have or will considered using technology. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Recommendation # 2 <ul><ul><li>Implement an online scholarship application and perfect the scholarship website </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Recommendation # 3 <ul><ul><li>Establish a wiki database for communication use between the scholarship program staff and school staff </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Recommendation #4.5 <ul><li>Recommendation #4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add more communication and notification to the scholarship application process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation #5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the advertisement efforts of the Byrd Scholarship by using volunteer resources </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You! Dongxiao Liu Spring 2010

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