ERIC Number: ED250042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Planning and Accreditation: A Survey of Attitudes of Policymakers. Improving Community College Evaluation and Planning: Project Working Papers Numbers Five, Six, and Seven.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
One of a series of papers resulting from a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) project to improve evaluation and planning in community colleges, this working paper presents the results of interviews with community college policymakers conducted to assess their views on matters such as non-governmental accreditation, evaluation and planning, the role of various groups in public accountability, and the specific purposes of the FIPSE project. Following introductory material on the FIPSE project and the surveys, the paper presents the results of the interviews with 10 members of the California legislature, 11 key legislative and executive branch analysts, 3 members of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, and 5 leaders of education and advocacy organizations. This section includes a summary of the ideas suggested by the group for designing and carrying out the FIPSE project, a tally of responses, and sample comments. The next section provides the results from interviews with the 15 members of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, which cover the interests and concerns of board member and statewide priorities in the areas of mission, access, governance, fiscal accountability, the FIPSE project, the state information system, comparative data, accreditation, local governance, comprhehensive planning, and accountability. The final section presents the results from interviews with administrators, faculty, and government leaders in Hawaii involved in community college affairs. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: California; Hawaii