ERIC Number: ED250043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Statewide Priorities. Improving Community College Evaluation and Planning: Project Working Paper Number Nine.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
One of a series of papers resulting from a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) project to improve planning and evaluation in community colleges, this working paper is intended for use by 20 community colleges in California undergoing accreditation self-studies during 1982-83, who were asked to evaluate their performance with respect to statewide priorities and standards. Following introductory material describing the paper's background and the FIPSE project, the purposes of the working paper are delineated. Next, nine statewide priorities are presented, relating to the following concerns: (1) open admissions; (2) opportunities for individual enrollment determined by student readiness and willingness to learn; (3) instructional excellence and balance; (4) high quality, articulated transfer programs; (5) preparation for gainful employment through degree programs, short-term programs, and joint programs with business; (6) student guidance and support services; (7) remedial education; (8) continuing and community education programs; and (9) responses to local needs through community services. The next section contains guidelines for institutional evaluation with respect to each of the priorities. Next, examples are provided describing hypothetical evaluations of three statewide priorities by three districts, reflecting an approximation of real conditions and a possible analysis and problem identification process. A discussion of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges' role in evaluation is appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Identifiers: California; Statewide Priorities
Note: For related documents, see JC 840 576-584.