ERIC Number: ED317252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
California Community College Accountability Model.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
In 1990, the California Community Colleges Assembly Bill 1725 (AB 1725) Accountability Task Force created an accountability model to provide information which would facilitate the assessment of community colleges' educational and fiscal effectiveness. The model contains five major components and indicators of effectiveness for each: (1) student access, measured in terms student enrollment and participation rates; programs to promote educational access, such as financial aid, basic skills, and articulation programs; and physical facilities; (2) student success, measured in terms of academic standards, course completions, student goal achievement, basic skills and English as Second Language course preparation assessment, non-credit adult education, and accreditation standards; (3) student satisfaction, assessed by surveys of students and accreditation reports on student services and learning resources; (4) staff composition reflective of California's population in terms of ethnicity, gender, age, and disability; and (5) fiscal condition, involving comprehensive reporting on revenues and expenditures, resource allocation, costs per student, program-based funding, and other financial matters. Appendixes include a discussion of accountability elements in AB 1725, a list of groups represented on the task force, and sample reporting forms. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Financial Policy, Fiscal Capacity, Models, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, School Personnel, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California