ERIC Number: ED110143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Improving Instruction in California Community Colleges through Applied Research. Final Report.
Sheldon, M. Stephen; Cohen, Arthur M.
Institutional research in the community college suffers from lack of fiscal support and trained personnel. The project described here was conceived to enhance the capabilities of 12 people assigned research responsibilities in California community colleges who lacked sufficient training in research design and methodology. The overall plan was to help each participant plan, conduct, and report a single piece of institutional research. Training methods included seven workshops held over a year's time, work with self-instructional materials, and individual contact between participants and trainers throughout the year. The project resulted in seven completed institutional research studies reported at the Junior College Association Research and Development Conference in 1972. Further, eight of the participants were assigned to full- or part-time research responsibility on their home campuses. Abstracts of the completed studies and an example of a full study report are appended. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.