ERIC Number: ED326269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Research Pervasive Environment.
Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento. Commission on Research.
Designed to promote an institutional environment in which research activities and perspectives are integral to the infrastructure of the community college, this compilation of articles presents strategies for developing and strengthening links between research and decision making. Following a brief introduction to the role of the Community College League of California (CCLC) Commission on Research's efforts to promote research, the results of a statewide discussion of the research pervasive environment held during the CCLC's 1990 annual research conference are summarized. Next, "Empowering Research," by Robert Barr, compares two modes of research: academic research which asks "Why is there a problem?" and empowering research which asks "How can the problem be solved?""Creating the Link Between Research, Policy, and Programs," by Julie Slark, describes four strategies for making institutional research more useful. "Alternative Research Agendas for Creating a Research Pervasive Environment," by Linda Umbdenstock, describes three institutional research agendas and the types of research environments they produce. "Creating Institutional Research Users," by Merrilee R. Lewis, describes the role of the department, the institutional research committee, and the research and planning office in creating a research pervasive environment. The final essay, "The Process of Change: Integrating Research into the Organization," by Curt McCarty, examines the nature of innovation, change, and organizational decision making. The names and institutional affiliations of the CCLC staff and directorship are attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: Action Research, Change Strategies, Classroom Research, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Research, Institutional Research, Organizational Change, Program Improvement, Research and Development, Research Utilization, Theory Practice Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. League of California, Sacramento. Commission on Research.