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ERIC Number: ED307007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-28
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New Issues, Problems, Programs and Research Ideas: Findings of a Statewide Study of Texas Community/Junior College Presidents and Chancellors.
Smith, Al; Morris, Darline
In fall 1988, a study was conducted to determine the major issues and problems facing the presidents and chancellors of Texas community/junior colleges, to identify solutions being implemented to address these problems/issues, to identify new curricula and administrative programs, and to assess research activities and needs. Questionnaires were sent to the 76 public and private community/junior college presidents and chancellors in the state. Study findings, based on a 71% response rate, included the following: (1) 81% of the respondents indicated that funding was one of their three major concerns, and 69% mentioned the newly mandated Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP), which requires all college students to pass a basic skills assessment test before they can take more than nine hours of college work; (2) recommended or tried solutions to the funding problem focused on the state legislature, with local tax reorganization and/or bond issues emerging as the next most cited solution; (3) with respect to the TASP, many respondents were conducting research and creating new programs to minimize enrollment losses; (4) among the new administrative programs mentioned by the respondents were board-approved strategic planning, institutional effectiveness programs, and executive loan programs; (5) most of the new curricula reported by the respondents were in occupational education; and (6) the three most frequently mentioned areas for further research were the TASP, enrollment/retention, and outcomes/institutional effectiveness. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas