ERIC Number: ED195297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Jamestown Community College PROJECT HERCULES: First Stage Results. Interim Report.
Olmstead, Joseph A.; Bushnell, David S.
An evaluation study was conducted by Jamestown Community College (JCC) to determine the effects of PROJECT HERCULES. This demonstration project was initiated in 1974 to release selected staff members from routine tasks in order to assess community training and educational needs, communicate these needs to appropriate college personnel, and follow through with the implementation of needed programs and courses. In 1975, faculty, administrators, and trustees were surveyed to determine: (1) their attitudes toward eight purposes or goals of community colleges; (2) their perceptions of the effectiveness of JCC and of the brokerage program in the performance of 18 organizational functions; (3) their attitudes toward PROJECT HERCULES; and (4) their assessment of the importance of nine functions which might be served by staff members. The responses of the instructors who had served as brokers, those who had served as resource persons, and those who were not involved in the project were tabulated separately. In addition, the effects of the project were determined by comparing the findings of an institutional functioning inventory (IFI) in 1971 with the findings for the same survey administered in 1975. Faculty responses for the faculty-trustee-administrator survey, as well as the instrument itself, and summarized comparisons of the IFI administrations are presented. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Jamestown Community Coll., NY.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.