ERIC Number: ED198849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Identification of Planning Issues for the Community Colleges.
Lach, Ivan J.; Wallhaus, Penny
This two-part report represents the results of an effort by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) to identify the major planning issues that are likely to face the community colleges in the 1980's. Part I describes two needs assessment surveys. The first survey asked administrators, faculty, students, trustees, ICCB members and staff, and State Advisory Council on Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (SACVE) members to state briefly and simply what they felt were the most crucial problems community colleges face in the 1980's. The second survey was designed to prioritize the issues identified most often by the first survey's 78 respondents. Second-survey questionnaires were sent to 300 presidents, students, faculty, trustees, SACVE members, and ICCB members and staff asking them to rate 35 financial, student, faculty and staff, program, energy, and public relations issues as "urgent,""essential," or "desirable," and to indicate which agency should have primary responsibility for addressing the issue. Part II of the report reviews the literature related to community college planning, focusing on the declining number of traditional college-age students, stabilizing or declining financial resources, the changing community college mission, the need for planning, and the planning process. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.