ERIC Number: ED393498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Facilitating Communication in the Self-Study Process.
Two years prior to a 1995 comprehensive evaluation visit by the North Central Association, Iowa's Hawkeye Community College initiated a self-study process and began developing a strategic plan to effect a transition from a technical institution to a comprehensive community college. Staff involvement and open communication were identified as essential elements early in the process and due to the effects of the major institutional change, faculty and staff were very interested in becoming involved. The self-study steering committee and five criterion committees that were developed included broad representation of faculty, students, administrators, and classified staff. In addition, institutional assessment surveys were administered to staff in 1992 and again in 1994 to allow staff input regarding college mission and the transition. To effectively communicate with faculty and staff during the self-study process, the college used formal presentations at college and faculty in-service programs, the publication of committee meetings, formal presentations to the Board of Trustees, discussions at divisional staff meetings, distribution of survey results to faculty and staff, and periodic updates presented in the weekly college newsletter. In January of 1995, multiple copies of the final self-study report were distributed to the college community, and activities changed to focus on the upcoming evaluation visit. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hawkeye Community College IA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association (101st, Chicago, IL, March 23-26, 1996).