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ERIC Number: ED168648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Research Needs and Priorities as Perceived by Community College Administrators in Illinois.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
A survey was conducted of the principal decision-makers in each institution and district in the Illinois public community college system to determine research needs for statewide, interinstitutional, and locally conducted studies. Over 80% responded. The results indicated that the areas with the most pressing general statewide research needs were impact of the community college system on the community; system management and resource allocations; and curriculum and program needs and priorities. More specific needs on the state level were identified in the areas of techniques for decreasing student attrition; procedures and standards for awarding credit for life experience; longitudinal studies of community college impact on student achievement and values; community demographic data and population, income, ethnic distribution, and educational trends; and in-service training needs of faculty and staff. The three top general local research needs were impact of the college on the community; characteristics of community, institutions, staff, and students; and management and resource allocations. Highest priority specific needs were in the areas of allocation and funding of facilities; evaluation of instructional programs and courses; cost-effectiveness of instructional modes; effectiveness of academic advising; and evaluation of organizational and administrative structures and processes. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
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