ERIC Number: ED078735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
College Goals and the Challenge of Effectiveness.
Peterson, Richard E.
The new economic realities, the slowdown in college enrollments and the lingering animosity toward the university in some localities have combined to undermine the rather enviable position that state university systems previously enjoyed. State capitals' response to these realities is an increased emphasis on program effectiveness. In an effort to cope with the challenge of effectiveness, a reevaluation of institutional goals is imperative. Goal setting at the public institutions should involve integrating the desires of people on the campus with those of the citizens in the region and the statewide planners. Five areas that colleges can conceive of institutional effectiveness and fulfill institutional objectives are: student learning, student value development, programmatic responsiveness, campus morale, and number (application and enrollment figures). A 14-item bibliography is included. (MJM)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Program Effectiveness
Institutional Research Program for Higher Education, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Institutional Research Program for Higher Education.
Note: Presentation given at Purdue University, Fort Wayne Campus, November 23,1971