ERIC Number: ED187351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Vancouver Community College Institutional Research Task Force Report.
Vancouver Community Coll., British Columbia.
In order to improve its institutional research, Vancouver Community College (VCC) conducted a survey of faculty and administrative personnel to determine the data that were of greatest value in decision-making and planning and the areas in which existing data collection and analysis efforts needed improvement. The questionnaire asked respondents to rate the importance of information related to 23 administrative issues and the effectiveness of present efforts to obtain this information. Selected survey findings indicated that those areas considered to be of greatest importance and to require most improvement included facility planning and space utilization, enrollment forecasting, student attrition, public relations, and student counseling services. In narrative responses, participants also indicated that there was a need for improvement in graduate follow-up, operating and capital budget preparation, and job market analysis. Most respondents felt that long-range planning needed more improvement than short-term planning. Other items on the questionnaire were registration, student statistics, assessments, report of expenditures, equipment inventory, classroom scheduling, vacation reporting, employee recruiting and training, staff evaluation, and availability of resource personnel. The survey report includes a literature review, a dictionary of instructional program and student data elements, and the questionnaire. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, College Administration, College Faculty, College Planning, Community Colleges, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Decision Making, Information Needs, Institutional Research, Long Range Planning, Multicampus Colleges, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Community Coll., British Columbia.
Note: Appendices 2 and 3 were deleted due to irreproducibility