ERIC Number: ED126982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The State Role in Program Evaluation of Community Colleges: Emerging Concepts and Trends.
Day, Robert W.; Bender, Louis W.
Historically, the community college has been viewed as an institution which should be as indigenous as possible. However, the role of the state is becoming increasingly crucial to the daily operations of the community college. This monograph reports the conduct and results of a nationwide study of state agencies responsible for community college coordination or control to ascertain whether criteria and procedures have been developed to evaluate or suspend extant community college programs, and to evaluate "the state of the art." Respondents to the survey included 51 agencies from 38 states. Analysis of responses reveals that, increasingly, states use one or more criteria at either the state or institutional level for evaluation of community college programs. Agency evaluation procedures range from review based upon institutional recommendations, to statewide accreditation, to development of a special program evaluation body. Most state agencies have developed and formalized a supportive means for program evaluation although local institutions appear to have the final word on suspension or termination of extant programs. Six case studies demonstrating agencies' program evaluation criteria and procedures are included. Appended are program evaluation criteria and procedures utilized by those state agencies which responded in this study. (JDS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Governing Boards, National Surveys, Program Development, Program Evaluation, State Agencies, State Boards of Education, Two Year Colleges
FSU State and Regional Higher Education Center, College of Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: N/A