ERIC Number: ED303193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Institutional Effectiveness of Community and Technical Colleges.
Grossman, Gary M.; Duncan, Mary Ellen
The model and instrument presented in this report were developed by the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC) and the National Center for Research in Vocational Education for measuring a college's performance in terms of external demands and its own stated mission. Part I of the report describes the development of the model, including a review of the literature on the issue of institutional effectiveness, background information on the creation of a task force of the NACTC to address the issue, and the Alliance's model of institutional effectiveness. The model identifies six concerns faced by all colleges: (1) access and equity; (2) employment preparation and placement; (3) college/university transfer; (4) economic development; (5) college/community partnerships; and (6) cultural and cross-cultural development. Related to these six areas are 38 indicators of quality, which provide a foundation for the assessment of institutional effectiveness in terms of outcomes measures related to institutional mission. The second half of the report discusses the current activities of the institutional members of the NACTC in measuring institutional effectiveness in each of the six identified areas. The appendix contains an instrument based on the six areas of institutional concern and their respective indicators. (AAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.