ERIC Number: ED370636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Task Force on Institutional Effectiveness Measures.
Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.
The Task Force on Institutional Effectiveness Measures was formed by the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges of Arizona to develop a statewide plan for systematically demonstrating the degree to which community colleges accomplish their diverse missions. Two subgroups were formed in the Task Force on transfer and college programs and services, and based upon the results of deliberations of these bodies the Task Force identified the following key issues in determining college effectiveness: access, transfer, economic or workforce development, community development, and return on investment. Further, the Task Force recommended that the State Office and each district prepare an annual report of institutional effectiveness based on these issues and including the following data: (1) unduplicated headcount, percentage of female population served, participation of minorities, and number of individuals receiving remediation to indicate access; (2) the number and percentage of upper-division students and baccalaureate recipients with community college credits to address the issue of transfer; (3) completion rates of vocational students, numbers of certificate and degree recipients, and pass rates of certification or licensure examinations to indicate economic development in terms of student benefits; (4) partnerships with business, industry, and government and success rates of small businesses using the Small Business Development Center to indicate business benefits; (5) descriptive narratives illustrating community development; and (6) data on annualized increase in earning with a associate degree and years required for State and localities to recover their investment through increased income and taxes. (KP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Annual Reports, Business Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Community Development, Cost Effectiveness, Diversity (Institutional), Institutional Evaluation, Program Evaluation, School Effectiveness, Small Businesses, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.