ERIC Number: ED189931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Use of the Community College Goals Inventory in Assessing Institutional Success in Allocating Appropriate Priorities to Its Goals and to Estimate the Change of Priorities Needed to Achieve Its Intended Outcomes. AIR Forum 1980 Paper.
The use of the Community College Goals Inventory (CCGI) to assess priorities assigned to institutional goals and to estimate priority changes required to reach intended outcomes was studied. The CCGI consists of goal statements that mainly cover outcome and process goal areas. Respondents indicate their perceptions of how much importance is currently given by the institution to a particular goal and how much importance it should be given, using a five-point scale. Responses were obtained from the Board of Trustees, academic and nonacademic administrators, faculty, students, alumni, and community representatives. Since every constituent group desired that a higher priority be given to each of the goal areas, the goal areas were ranked on the basis of the size of the perceived and desired importance means, and the size of the difference between the two means. An additional adjustment of the procedure permitted identification of goal areas that should receive reduced emphasis, and allowed roughly estimating the extent of the negative or positive change in the emphasis on different goal areas. It is concluded that the findings are more useful in setting long-term and broad-based priorities than in making routine decisions. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Planning, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1980; Community College Goals Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (20th, Atlanta, GA, April 27-May 1, 1980).