ERIC Number: ED197780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
National Community College Urban Arts Survey Based on the Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus Urban Arts Survey.
Buckner, Reginald T.
In the course of developing a master plan for the arts at its Metropolitan Campus, Cuyahoga Community College conducted a nation-wide survey of 40 urban community colleges to assess the status of arts instruction and curricula. A 25-item questionnaire solicited information on: (1) the college environment (urban or suburban); (2) total enrollment; (3) degree and certificate programs offered in the arts; (4) the art subjects offered; (5) the stability of the arts curricula over the past seven years; (6) the number, academic background, and effectiveness of arts faculty; (7) the percentage of arts students in transfer and vocational programs; (8) the preparation of students for arts courses; (9) whether the colleges had master plans for the arts; (10) the use of performance objectives in arts courses; (11) the percentage of arts students transferring to four-year institutions and the proportion of credits accepted for transfer at state universities; (12) the availability of developmental arts programs for non-traditional students; (13) the participation of arts faculty at professional conferences; (14) faculty complaints about students; and (15) opinions concerning the most important problems facing the arts at community colleges. The study report presents findings based on responses from 30 campuses on an item-by-item basis and discusses the implications of these findings for Cuyahoga. The questionnaire is appended. (JP)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Dance, Developmental Studies Programs, Enrollment, Fine Arts, Master Plans, Music, National Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness, Theater Arts, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Urban Schools, Visual Arts, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.