ERIC Number: ED156287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Piedmont Technical Institute's Effectiveness in its Community Services Function.
Carden, Thomas E.
In order to ascertain the effectiveness of Piedmont Technical Institute's implementation of its community services function, this study reviewed current literature, defined community services and effectiveness, designed a questionnaire based on Harlacher's checklist for effective community services programs, field-tested the survey instrument, administered the questionnaire to professional employees and advisory committee members of the institute, organized and analyzed the data by groups, by category, and by item responses, and developed implications and recommendations. Fifty-two persons responded to the questionnaire. Participants rated Piedmont's implementation as frequently to highly effective on 44.8% of responses. Employees active in the community services function perceived effectiveness as greater than those who were not involved. Respondents perceived communications with the community and community involvement in planning and developing the program to be highly effective, but perceived communications within the institute as rarely to never effective. Noted areas of weakness were lack of faculty/student involvement in planning and lack of coordination between agencies to reduce service duplication. Appendices include a copy of the survey instrument and percentages of response for all surveyed groups. (Author/TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Piedmont Technical Institute NC
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University