ERIC Number: ED287541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-30
Reference Count: N/A
NITI Needs Assessment Study. A Study of the Postsecondary Educational Needs of Merged Area I.
Ratcliff, James L.
The study described in this report was conducted to determine whether the present mix of vocational-technical and adult educational programs and services at Northeast Iowa Technical Institute (NITI) was optimal in meeting the needs of the constituents and clients of the college. Particular attention was given to the question of whether NITI would best serve its constituent communities as a vocational-technical institute or as a community college. Section I presents introductory materials, including an overview of the study and its purpose, project management, scope, constituencies involved, terms used, study design, assumptions, and limitations. Sections II through VIII present the findings of surveys conducted among high school seniors, current NITI students, NITI alumni, area businesses, NITI program advisory committees, area householders, and NITI staff. A summary, conclulsions, and 50 recommendations are presented in section IX, focusing on student recruitment, marketing and counseling, college support services, curricular subjects, staff development, and community college status. Parallel studies and references are presented in sections X and XI. Appendices contain comments from the survey respondents. (EJV)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Graduates, Community Attitudes, Community Surveys, Curriculum Development, Educational Attitudes, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, High School Students, Institutional Advancement, Needs Assessment, School Personnel, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northeast Iowa Technical Inst., Calmar.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Higher Education Section.
Note: For the executive summary of this report, see JC 870 476.