ERIC Number: ED337210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
College Renewal through the Self-Study Process.
Marrow, Alvin J.; Reed, Ron
In May 1989, as part of a college renewal and self-study process, Hazard Community College conducted a 2-day retreat involving all segments of the college community. Focus groups were established to examine and define the values that best represented the institution. At the end of the second day, each of the 11 focus groups presented a consensus of its views to the entire college community. The lists of values generated by the groups, focussing on topics such as programs, finance, and interpersonal relations, were consolidated into a Summary of Values (SOV) which was distributed to every retreat participant. Following the retreat, an Institutional Purpose Committee was established to re-write the college's statement of purpose and the SOV in order to translate them into 17 institutional goals. Through a series of public forums, these goals were presented to faculty, support staff, administration, students, and the community. Based on these forums, a revised mission statement was prepared and submitted to the entire college community and to the college's advisory board for approval. Copies of the statement were then given to the co-chairs of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Committees within the college so that they could begin the process of interrelating the units of the self-study to the revised mission statement. Following a year and a half of data collection, research, writing, and editing, a final self-study document was generated. A series of appendixes provide focus group report forms and values lists; the SOV; a list of the 17 goals; sample SACS bulletins and self-study forms; and flow charts depicting the renewal and self-study process. (PAA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hazard Community College KY; Strategic Planning
Note: Paper presented at the League for Innovation in the Community College "Leadership 2000" Conference (Chicago, IL, July 8, 1991).