ERIC Number: ED119787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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Institutional Goals Study.
Allegany Community Coll., Cumberland, MD.
In order to identify and clarify the goals of Allegany Community College (ACC), the Institutional Goals Inventory (IGI), developed by the Educational Testing Service, was distributed to all 77 members of the ACC faculty and 15 administrators, a random sample of 230 part- and full-time ACC students, a random sample of 139 high school juniors in ACC's service area and 139 of their parents, and a group of 103 identified community representatives and leaders. In all, 463 instruments were returned, a 65 percent response rate. The IGI consists of 90 questions concerning college goals and requires respondents to rate how the college (1) is currently emphasizing the function, and (2) should be emphasizing the function. The goals group into 20 goal areas of which 13 are outcome goals and 7 are process goals. In general, each of the groups tended to generate a significantly higher mean score within the "should be" than within the "is" mode. The average mean differences between the "is" and "should be" modes were greatest for the goal areas of intellectual orientation, individual personal development, humanism/altruism, vocational preparation, community, and intellectual aesthetic environment. Tables of data are provided, and detailed information for each of the sample groups is appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Allegany Community Coll., Cumberland, MD.