ERIC Number: ED373656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
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Reengineering the Community College: Data Support for a Two Tier Institution. AIR 1994 Annual Forum Paper.
Hill, Nancy Smith; And Others
This paper discusses the role that the Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Planning played in providing data support, planning, and cohesiveness as Utah Valley Community College worked to become Utah Valley State College. The two tier model adopted at Utah Valley State College aspires to describe a cost-effective four-year college with a strong upper division based upon a healthy vigorous comprehensive community college lower division. More than 10,000 individuals, representing current, former, and future students and community members, were surveyed concerning their support of 4-year programs at the community college. Surveys used questions written to exclude any bias, and sound sampling techniques were incorporated. Results of the research on community support and interest were cited continually throughout the debate, appeal, and negotiations for 4-year status. All candidate degree programs were subjected to in-depth analysis based upon student demand, market demand, placement history, and faculty credentials. A survey of over 12,000 workers employed in 10 Utah County companies was conducted to determine degree level and emphasis. Market and trend analysis techniques as well as integration of statewide and national placement data were also used. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: AIR Forum; Utah Valley State College
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (34th, New Orleans, LA, May 29-June 1, 1994).