ERIC Number: ED198861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-26
Reference Count: 0
Use of the Community College Goals Inventory (CCGI) as an Impetus for Change in a Rural Community College.
Arter, Margaret H.
In an effort to establish priorities for long- and short-range planning, Palo Verde College (PVC) administered the Educational Testing Service's Community College Goals Inventory to all PVC faculty and administrators, 20 community residents, five trustees, and approximately 200 students. The inventory asked respondents to rate the importance of 105 goals both in terms of existing and ideal conditions. Three kinds of goals were considered: (1) outcome goals, relating to issues such as general education, intellectual orientation, lifelong learning, personal development, remedial preparation, and community services; (2) process goals, relating to issues such as student services, staff development, innovation, accessibility, and accountability; and (3) goals relating to college-specific problems, such as parking and child care services. Findings, based on responses from 12 instructors, 78 students, seven administrators, three trustees, and ten area residents, were analyzed to determine those areas with the highest discrepancy between existing and ideal conditions. The study report details the survey results and enumerates the activities undertaken by PVC with respect to the 19 areas that received high discrepancy ratings, including vocational preparation, counseling, humanism/altruism, effective management, on-campus access to upper-division study, secure parking, and basic skills instruction. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Ancillary School Services, College Environment, College Planning, College Programs, College Role, Community Attitudes, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Organizational Change, Organizational Objectives, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Institutional Goals Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association of Institutional Research (llth, San Francisco, CA, February 25-26, 1981).