ERIC Number: ED219115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Community College Journal for Research and Planning, Volume 2, Number 1.
Carter, Edith H., Ed.
Community College Journal for Research and Planning, v2 n1 Spr 1982
Designed as a forum for research and discussion of issues relevant to community college researchers and planners, this journal issue begins with Kathryne Baratta-Wilders' discussion of the role of institutional research in the community college and her suggestions of ways for improving its status within an institution. Next, C. Nelson Grote presents a case study of a long-range planning process undertaken at Schoolcraft College in Michigan. Grote outlines the process's preparation, six-phase model, and progress in implementation, and offers a critique of aspects of the planning process. Then, R. Gregory Litaker examines the microcomputer as a resource for the institutional researcher. He presents a brief history of the evolution of the microcomputer, considers its use in institutional research, and includes a comparison of the most popular brands currently on the market. Next, Jack Friedlander presents the results of a study of science education in the Los Angeles Community College District conducted to assess students' proficiency in basic skills, course completion rates, course presentation methods, and the proportion of remedial science courses offered. Friedlander also offers recommendations for increasing student success. Following five book reviews and a brief overview of enrollment figures from the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Jim Palmer cites ERIC documents dealing with program evaluation in the two-year college. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Council for Research and Planning.