ERIC Number: ED072771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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The Institutional Goals Inventory, Spring, 1972.
Gold, Ben K.
Los Angeles City College participated in a Statewide survey of institutional goals. The Institutional Goals Inventory was given to 400 LACC faculty, day and evening students, and community people, and 92 percent were returned. Inventory statements covered 20 goal areas designed to determine present thinking as to what the institutional goals are and what they should be. Respondents were asked to respond to each of 90 statements in two ways (how important the goal is and how important it should be) on a 5-point importance scale. Ten additional statements about controversial educational issues were to be answered on a "should be" basis only. Data are given for the "is" and "should be" responses, for the discrepancies between the two, and for the responses from the 68 participating community colleges. Among the results were that: (1) vocational preparation was the top-ranking "should be" goal area for both LACC and the 68 colleges; (2) in 19 goal areas, LACC means were above those of the 68 colleges for both the "should be" ratings and the discrepancies; (3) no goal area showed a negative discrepancy given by any LACC subgroups; and (4) eight individual goal statements were ranked in the top five on both the "should be" scale and the discrepancy scale by one or more of the LACC subgroups and the total group. The Institutional Goals Inventory statements, rankings and mean responses of 90 statements by LACC respondents, and goal area means and standard deviations are provided in appendices. (KM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Institutional Research, Opinions, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Research Reports, School Community Relationship, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Tables (Data)
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Sponsor: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California