Title

Improving Assessments and Evaluations of Pilots in Collegiate Aviation Programs

Presenter Email

peter.dittmer@cwu.edu

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Start Date

3-3-2020 9:30 AM

End Date

3-3-2020 10:45 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Flight Training

Keywords

Assessment, Pilot Training, Collegiate Aviation Program

Abstract

The purpose of the proposed study is to improve assessments and evaluation techniques of student pilots in collegiate aviation programs. Proper evaluation and assessment of student pilot performance in collegiate aviation programs is important to the success and credibility of the training program. Students in pilot training programs are scrutinized unlike other students in other academic programs. There exists well-defined program evaluation cycles, specific skills and knowledge to be tested, objective criteria on which to judge performance, tight restrictions on evaluator qualifications, and a well-defined curriculum for creating an evaluation context.

This researcher would look at three reasons student pilots are evaluated. The first is to decide whether an individual pilot is proficient to fly. Decisions involving the student pilots ability to proceed in the degree to graduation warrant the highest quality performance evaluation. Second, instructors need to assess their trainees' knowledge and skill to offer appropriate feedback and remediation. The quality of pilot training depends on the evaluators being capable of making accurate judgments of performance. Third, student pilot evaluations should guide the development and modification of training programs. This researcher seeks feedback from the members of the National Training Aircraft Symposium as to the development of a methodology for evaluator training and collaboration sessions. These kind of sessions are relatively new and have arisen primarily as a result of airline training programs. Many of the major carriers have some sort of evaluator training, in which collegiate aviation programs might benefit by establishing like programs.

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Mar 3rd, 9:30 AM Mar 3rd, 10:45 AM

Improving Assessments and Evaluations of Pilots in Collegiate Aviation Programs

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

The purpose of the proposed study is to improve assessments and evaluation techniques of student pilots in collegiate aviation programs. Proper evaluation and assessment of student pilot performance in collegiate aviation programs is important to the success and credibility of the training program. Students in pilot training programs are scrutinized unlike other students in other academic programs. There exists well-defined program evaluation cycles, specific skills and knowledge to be tested, objective criteria on which to judge performance, tight restrictions on evaluator qualifications, and a well-defined curriculum for creating an evaluation context.

This researcher would look at three reasons student pilots are evaluated. The first is to decide whether an individual pilot is proficient to fly. Decisions involving the student pilots ability to proceed in the degree to graduation warrant the highest quality performance evaluation. Second, instructors need to assess their trainees' knowledge and skill to offer appropriate feedback and remediation. The quality of pilot training depends on the evaluators being capable of making accurate judgments of performance. Third, student pilot evaluations should guide the development and modification of training programs. This researcher seeks feedback from the members of the National Training Aircraft Symposium as to the development of a methodology for evaluator training and collaboration sessions. These kind of sessions are relatively new and have arisen primarily as a result of airline training programs. Many of the major carriers have some sort of evaluator training, in which collegiate aviation programs might benefit by establishing like programs.