ERIC Number: ED107323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The North Central Association: Its Change Agent Role on Administrative Practices, Policies and Procedures in Wisconsin Technical Institutes.
Paulsen, Russell C.
The Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education (VTAE) districts have expended much time and effort in meeting the accreditation requirements of the North Central Association (NCA). The value of this effort has been questioned by many administrators. In order to assess the impact of evaluation on individual districts, the author analyzed copies of the recommendations made to 12 Wisconsin VTAE districts by the NCA evaluation teams and interviewed 87 administrators to determine the present implementation status of each recommendation. Although NCA evaluation team reports have had little direct impact on basic institutional goals or on the redistribution of financial resources within individual VTAE districts, they have significantly influenced curriculum, administrative organization, decision-making processes, and personnel selection and revitalization. Furthermore, the evaluation process has promoted organizational cooperation within each district and faculty and administrative involvement in decision-making. It has also led to the development of administrative handbooks formalized policy. Pertinent literature is reviewed, and the recommendations made to each district by NCA evaluation teams, the interview instrument, and a bibliography are appended. (DC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Organization, Curriculum Evaluation, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Literature Reviews, Standards, Teacher Selection, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin