ERIC Number: ED259787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Planning to Plan: The Process to Develop the Process (A Chronology of One District's Experience). District Assessment.
Yosemite Community Coll. District, Modesto, CA.
An overview is provided of the decisions, activities, and processes that resulted in Yosemite Community College District's (YCCD's) current method for conducting an assessment of the District's total operation. The account begins with the first informal and formal efforts to gather as much information as was available concerning evaluation, assessment, planning and information systems, and the establishment of a steering committee to determine the most appropriate structure and direction for a committee to develop procedures and instruments to conduct an assessment of YCCD's operations. Next, the three phases of the steering committee's activities are described: (1) to identify and inventory existing instructional programs and services districtwide; (2) to develop an approach to assessing districtwide "what should be," utilizing a procedure which will result in the maximum input possible through a self-study process; and (3) to institutionalize the procedure through the existing administrative structure by tying the self-assessment planning process to the budget. Finally, the principles guiding the effort and the factors contributing to its success are outlined. Appendices provide sample data summaries illustrating the kinds of information available from the YCCD information system. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yosemite Community Coll. District, Modesto, CA.