ERIC Number: ED156239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Productivity in the Community College. Topical Paper Number 67.
Goodwin, Gregory; Young, James C.
Drawing heavily on the speeches and discussions that took place at a League for Innovation in the Community College conference held late in 1977 in North Carolina, this paper discusses the problem of increasing productivity in community colleges. Although escalating costs and decreasing revenues over the past decade have given the problem of productivity sudden urgency, a consensus exists that community colleges would be greatly mistaken in settling for cost reductions that harmed their ability to deliver high quality educational programs. Several examples or models for stimulating productiveness are available, directed toward improvement of administrative, faculty and student performance. Organizational models which promote communication, delineate responsibilities and emphasize a common purpose in administrative structures are presented. Faculty productivity is shown to be augmented through differentiated staffing, staff development programs, and new instructional delivery systems. Grading systems, open-entry/open-exit systems, multimedia delivery systems and outreach centers are aimed at improved student learning. As there is overlap in these administration, faculty and student categories, the only single theme of all successful productivity programs is that cooperation and involvement are the prime ingredients. A list of institutions involved in these projects and a bibliography are appended. (TR)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Community Colleges, Conference Reports, Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Differentiated Staffs, Faculty Development, Leadership Styles, Management Information Systems, Models, Organizational Development, Performance, Productivity, Student Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.