ERIC Number: ED049731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Institutional Research as the Field Performs It: A Friendly Look at Ourselves in the California Community Colleges.
MacMillan, Thomas F.
The research reports reviewed in this paper are based on responses to a letter from the chairman of the California Junior College Association Committee on Research and Development to each community college in California, asking for a set of recently completed research papers. Between 1968-71 a number of specific publications attempted to bring a program budgeting concept closer to higher education. Several cost model formulas are presented. The most common research reported from California researchers is on student characteristics. Examples of questions asked and their responses are presented. Other surveys report on: performance on standardized tests; grading patterns; transfer follow-ups; grade-point differential; follow-ups of employed graduates; drop-outs; nature of instruction; process of evaluation for the Extended Opportunities Programs and Services provided for under Senate Bill 164; and surveys of community opinion regarding colleges, programs, and services. This is the first attempt by CJCA to make a periodic review of the literature available to the field. (CA)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA. Office of Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: California