ERIC Number: ED230231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Beacons for Change: An Innovative Outcome Model for Community Colleges.
Roueche, John E.; Baker, George A.
The participatory, outcome-centered model of college governance described in this book focuses on recruitment, rewards, and retention of both students and professional staff. An introduction examines the history and current status of community colleges, presents existing and proposed patterns of administrative and faculty relationships, and discusses these relationships within the context of faculty-learner relations. In addition, the outcome-centered governance model is outlined and its underlying bases identified as collaborative decision making, open communication, extensive personnel interaction, and motivation through reward. The following sections present support for the model and case studies. Section I examines professional recruitment in terms of philosophical commitment, economic environment, social considerations, and hiring procedures; and then addresses learner recruitment with respect to the identification of nontraditional learners, marketing strategy, and service delivery systems. Section II focuses on professional reward in terms of job security and institutional incentives, and on learner reward with regard to career marketability and academic credibility. Section III deals with retention, covering professional retention in terms of faculty development and experimentation, and student retention with regard to assessment, developmental programs, curriculum and instruction, and learner-center programs and services. Finally, prospects for change in the coming decades are explored. (HB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Benefits, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Mobility, Governance, Outcomes of Education, Participative Decision Making, Rewards, School Holding Power, Student College Relationship, Student Recruitment, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. National Center for the Advancement of Educational Practices.