ERIC Number: ED039876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Community College Instruction: A Background Study.
Highland Community Coll., Freeport, IL.
Highland Community College (Illinois) is currently developing procedures for the formal evaluation of its instruction, and will use this study on current practices and problems as a foundation. A review of recent research on the purposes of evaluation indicates that the most widely acceptable is the improvement of instruction. Appropriate criteria and instruments for evaluation are also investigated. They include those generated by administrators and students at other colleges; the types of instructional evaluation employed at Illinois community colleges in 1969; and the results of a study comparing the ranking of instructional criteria by administrators, faculty, and students at Highland. Finally, the evaluation process itself is considered, including approaches to it, its roles in the instructional process, the need to focus more on the effects rather than on the process of instruction, and the validity of student ratings. A bibliography of selected references is included. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Highland Community Coll., Freeport, IL.