ERIC Number: ED337224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Commitment to Quality: Educational Accountability for California Community Colleges.
Walters, Judy; Fetler, Mark E.
Assembly Bill (AB) 1725 mandates that the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC) shall develop and implement a comprehensive Community College educational and fiscal accountability system in order to improve student and institutional performance. The system is to be implemented over a 3-year period beginning not later than 1991-92 and is to produce a published report of CCC accountability. In November 1990, a task force was established to provide consultation on the conduct of a pilot accountability program, and in January 1991 grants were awarded to four Community College Districts for an 18-month project to develop pilot local and state accountability programs and prototype accountability reports. Three reports emerged from the pilot accountability program: a technical assistance guide for designing local pilot accountability programs; a study of state and local accountability implementation costs; and a draft plan for a statewide accountability program. Aspects of the proposed state accountability system would include basic data collection and reporting by the CCC Chancellor's Office; annual long-range accountability studies; improved data collection and dissemination efforts; and establishment of a clearinghouse of exemplary accountability models. The five proposed statewide indicators include student access, student success, student satisfaction, staff composition, and fiscal condition. Appendixes provide task force members, a summary of components of the technical assistance guide, and a detailed listing and description of proposed accountability indicators for statewide reporting. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, College Role, Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Outcomes of Education, Pilot Projects, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 6 at a meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, November 14-15, 1991).