ERIC Number: ED152350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-2
Reference Count: 0
Productivity and the Future of the Community College.
Cosand, Joseph P.
Faculty members, administrators, and board members must work together to find acceptable resolutions of the problems created by under and overproduction if they hope to retain the autonomy of their colleges. Underproduction is illustrated in insufficient attention to community employment needs, inadequate quality control in career programs, poor preparation for transfer students, lack of response to community needs, and misuse of college facilities. Overproduction is illustrated in an unbalanced staff, continuance of a curriculum where no evident need for a program exists, packing enrollment regardless of the college mission or community needs, and failing to produce career competent graduates or students educated as responsible individuals sensitive to community and national needs. Some particular items to be aware of in reviewing and assessing community college productivity include instructional, administrative, facility and service costs; quality control for students and personnel; board/administrator/faculty cooperation; interinstitutional cooperation; continuing curricular, administrative and service program evaluation; part-time faculty trends; and evaluation of the impact of state offices, institutional research planning and development offices, staff development, and sabbaticals on productivity and quality control. (TR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Increasing Productivity in the Community College (Charlotte, North Carolina, November 1977)