ERIC Number: ED190179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-11
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Evaluating the Extent to Which an Institution Reaches Stated Goals and Objectives.
Groff, Warren H.
The components and objectives of North Central Technical College's Planning, Management, and Evaluation System (PME) are presented as a model upon which college administrators can relate institutional goals with societal needs. The report first describes the two-year planning process through which ad hoc committees made up of students, faculty, and staff examined area educational needs and established institutional goal statements in the areas of mission attainment, articulation, qualitative instructional and administrative improvement, new program development, professional development for faculty and staff, public relations, and alternative funding sources. This is followed by an examination of the relationship between these goal statements and the development of department-level objectives for curriculum content, teaching strategies, minimum competency standards, advising and counseling, and program advisory committees. The evaluation phase of the PME system is then described, by which persons having primary responsibility for institutional and departmental goals are asked to rate the extent to which the goals have been achieved after a certain amount to time. The report concludes with a discussion of further research needed in the areas of institutional mission and evaluation. Evaluation formats used in the PME system for selected administrative and instructional departments are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Administration, College Planning, College Role, Counseling Services, Departments, Educational Needs, Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Improvement, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Program Development, School Holding Power, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central States American Educational Research Association/Special Interest Group for Community-Junior College Research (July 10-11, 1980)