ERIC Number: ED026049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Assessment of Junior College Environments.
Herrscher, Barton R.
Junior College Research Review, v3 n4 December 1968
The assessment of junior college environments has taken two forms--assessment based on (1) empirically derived data and (2) philosophic discourse. Both approaches have their place in the literature. More stress, however, should be placed on research findings. With this in mind, researchers are developing new sophisticated instrumentation. A special, revised edition of College and University Environment Scales (CUES) for the junior college is being written, which, it is hoped, will better discriminate among junior college environments. This will help to determine the relative effectiveness of various 2-year colleges in attaining their stated objectives. Research-based planning and decision making must replace the intuitive approach to administration if the community junior college is to attain the viability required of today's institutions of higher education. Effective planning and decision making, however, cannot occur in a vacuum. Appropriate data must be at hand. Research-derived information on the dimensions of the junior college environment is now available to facilitate the administrative process. (Author/HH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.