ERIC Number: ED212312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Community College Journal for Research and Planning.
Carter, Edith H., Ed.
Community College Journal for Research and Planning, v1 n1 Spr 1981
Designed as a forum for the exchange of information among research and planning professionals, this journal presents articles on institutional research studies and practices. In "The President's Forum," Mantha Mehallis focuses on the changing role of research evaluation and planning in community colleges. Next, Linda Greer, in her article, "Characteristics, Academic Success and Retention of Non-Traditional Age Students at a Community College," reports the methodology and findings of two studies comparing attrition rates among traditional and non-traditional age students in relation to their goals, views of the college, and expectations for campus social life. "Institutional Research and New Program Justification: A State-Level Perspective," by Alan S. Krech, identifies research problems that have appeared in associate degree program proposals and recommends the involvement of trained researchers in proposal preparation. Fontelle Gilbert's article, "Adult Education: Who Participates?" provides a composite profile of adults participating in educational programs at all levels. After the presentation of several book reviews, Elaine L. Tatham, Michael B. Quanty, and Lisa McCarty provide tips for a successful institutional research office in their article, "Success Is a Many Splintered Thing." Timothy Lightfield's "Marketing Control Information," which highlights the role of institutional research in college marketing efforts, is followed by an annotated bibliography of ERIC documents on student attrition. (AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Colleges, Institutional Research, Nontraditional Students, Program Proposals, Research Problems, Student Characteristics, Student Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Council for Research and Planning.