ERIC Number: ED224509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Functions Performed by Coordinators in the Saddleback Community College District.
Glenn, Hugh W.
In light of an increased need for assistance in supporting various aspects of the Saddleback Community College District's instructional programs and ancillary services, a study was conducted to obtain quantitative information concerning the functions performed by coordinators of programs and services at Saddleback College's two campuses. The study sought to determine which instructional or ancillary units were supported by coordinators; the personnel who carried out the work of coordinator and their functions; and the amount of time spent performing these functions. Interviews with 45 of the district's 46 coordinators revealed: (1) 40% of the respondents coordinated instructional programs, 31% a sequence of classes within a division, 13% ancillary services, 9% a program and facility, and 7% the activities occurring within a facility; (2) 93% of the coordinators were full-time instructors and most were motivated by concern or interest; (3) 27% had served for 3 or more years as coordinator and 40% for 6 months or less; (4) 96% performed the function of developing or determining the direction of the instructional/service unit, 87% served on screening and selection committees, and 84% scheduled classes; (5) the most time-consuming functions were assisting in scheduling and staffing classes, assisting in budgeting, and developing a cadre of part-time instructors; and (6) 77% of the coordinators at Main Campus and 45% at North Campus spent 11 or more hours a week performing coordination functions. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saddleback Community Coll., Mission Viejo, CA.