ERIC Number: ED214612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
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Community College Goals Inventory (CCGI).
Houston, C. A.
The Community College Goals Inventory (CCGI) was used to gather comparative data from faculty, administrators, staff, lay advisory members, and college board members at Virginia Western Community College (VWCC). CCGI's 90 goal statements, which are grouped into 20 goal categories and a miscellaneous category, and an additional 18 local statements were rated by respondents in terms of existing importance (Is) and desired importance (Should Be). Results of the VWCC study, based on a 66% response rate from the 219 individuals surveyed, included the following: (1) goal areas with the highest discrepancies between Is and Should Be ratings were college community, intellectual environment, faculty/staff development, effective management, intellectual orientation, and personal development; (2) goal areas with the smallest discrepancies included accessibility, social criticism, cultural/aesthetic awareness, and freedom, which respondents felt Should Be of low importance; (3) overall, higher discrepancies were found in the Is and Should Be ratings of "process" goals, which relate to internal campus objectives such as management or staff development, than in the ratings of "outcome" goals, which refer to specific educational objectives such as developmental/remedial preparation. The study report details methodology and findings, and includes data tables and a brief research summary and the local goal statements added to CCGI. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke. Office of Institutional Research.