ERIC Number: ED211169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Washington State Community College Educational Goals Study.
During July and August 1981, people responsible for the delivery of community college education in Washington State were administered the Community College Goals Inventory (CCGI), an instrument which lists 110 goal statements and asks respondents to indicate how important each goal is and should be. The survey was administered to members of local boards of trustees, community college administrators and faculty, members and staff of the Washington State Board for Community College Education, and legislative committee members. There was a consensus among all the survey groups as to which of the 20 basic goal areas should be of high priority, i.e., vocational/technical education, general education, developmental/remedial preparation, sense of college community, effective management, and accountability. Vocational/technical education and general education were also ranked as goals that presently are among the highest priorities. The goal area, college community, showed the highest level of difference between existing and desirable priority, with all groups except for the legislators indicating that it should be of high priority, but that it is near the bottom in current emphasis. Goal areas which were felt to be over-emphasized included leisure time education, student and faculty freedom, and adult courses. Comparisons with a similar 1974 survey showed several significant shifts in emphases. Respondent group responses are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.