ERIC Number: ED161311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Small College Consortium, 1977-78. A Title III Project. Part I: Survey Results.
Toppe, Christopher; Brubaker, Paul
The summative evaluation of the Small College Consortium (SCC) for the school year 1977-78 examined the project to assess: its perceived impact; the effectiveness of the project staff; the adequacy of the budget available to each college; the degree to which comprehensive, integrated, ongoing development has taken hold; perceived needs for future activities; and how colleges are changing, according to certain quantitative criteria. Six questionnaires were completed by participating project personnel, including presidents, on-campus coordinators, campus groups of faculty, staff, and students, and SCC professional staff members. It is concluded that this kind of technical assistance consortium can serve to transform small institutions from schools frantically coping with daily survival issues to strategically planned, efficiently operating centers of higher education. If Title III programs are going to be evaluated on the basis of developing viable institutions, this program is considered highly successful. The questionnaires and resulting data are included. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Consortia, Developing Institutions, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Small Colleges, Statistical Data, Surveys, Tables (Data), Technical Assistance
Systems Research, Incorporated, 1030 15th Street, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20005
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Small Coll. Consortium, Washington, DC.; Systems Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III