Core Indicators of Effectiveness for Community Colleges
Amer. Assn. of Community Col, 2007 - Education - 74 pages
The key to success in today's competitive environment is meeting the needs of key stakeholders who may have competing interests. Community colleges must meet the challenge to deliver value and to measure performance in ways that are meaningful to different groups. Forward-looking institutions are investing in assessment and capitalizing on its returns. Unfortunately, many colleges do not have the resources, the technology, or the capability to engage in a comprehensive institutional effectiveness and student outcomes assessment program. Too many institutions leave themselves vulnerable to policymakers' questions about performance on traditional measures of students' success because of their continuing inability to produce credible data documenting student and institutional performance. And, ultimately, all community colleges are going to face questions about their contribution to something beyond their own stakeholders and immediate community: the well-being of the nation. The model the authors present in this edition differs from that presented in the last edition in several ways. To emphasize the importance of thinking globally about effectiveness, they have added a new mission, "contribution to the public good." They have folded the "developmental skills" mission into the "general education" mission in the belief that threshold capabilities in reading, writing, and mathematics produced through developmental courses are a vital part of the general education mission of community colleges. They have also broadened the scope of the model to include the regional and national impact of stakeholders. The following chapters are included in this edition: (1) The Changing Context for Effectiveness; (2) Assessing Effectiveness; (3) Core Indicators: a Technical Description; (4) Effectiveness Assessment and Accountability; and (5) Tomorrow's Playing Field. An index is provided. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.) [For the second edition (1999), see ed426749.].
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A Technical Description
Effectiveness Assessment and Accountability
Tomorrows Playing Field
About the Authors
4-year college achievement ADDITIONAL METHODS Alfred assess effectiveness business and industry campus clients Collect data college’s colleges and universities colleges will need community college students Community Needs competition constituencies CORE INDICATOR 14 cost DATA COLLECTION defined degree or certificate delivery dents distance education education competencies EDUCATION CORE INDICATOR effectiveness assessment electronic enrollment exit external faculty focus focus groups FREQUENCY OF DATA global global warming graduation rates growing number higher education identified impact important institution’s institutional effectiveness institutional performance instructors INTEREST The proportion Johnson County learners leges licensure Likert scale measure ment mission munity college needs and expectations Niche organizational organizations placement rates policymakers programs and services proportion of students RECOMMENDED METHOD Report data according RESPONSIVENESS TO COMMUNITY skills specific stakeholders STATISTIC OF INTEREST student satisfaction surveys technical description tion transfer preparation University of Phoenix value added WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CORE