Another approach is to do the self-examination. It is believed by many people that the best way to improve the quality of the staff members who are associated with the OST programs is by having the programs which can help in the self-evaluation and self-improvement (Shrott, 2002).
The negative issues related to the same can be averted by following many measures. This includes the publication of the core competency guides which are helpful for the students for the improvement in the staff development.
Another negative issue related to the same is the participation related issue. Every year it has been observed that the rates of participation in the OST programs are significantly low . The reasons related to the same are not very clear. One of the primary reasons for the same includes the lack of proper planning of the OST programs, which leads to the disinterest of the students.
Another negative impact is that many OST programs are not funded very well. Because of this, many programs are impacted. This leads to the few students in the OST programs. Because of the lack of funding, even the staff members cannot work in an effective manner. Many a time, some of the programs are designed but they cannot be implemented properly for the lack of proper funding. One of the example of the same can be derived from the fact that has been brought forward in the recent times by National Center for Educational Statistics, US. It has been found that only about one in 10 students actually participate in the OST Program.