ERIC Number: ED324036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Consortium for Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success in the Community College: Membership Resource Packet.
Kreider, Paul E.; And Others
The Consortium for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success in the Community College was established in 1988 to foster programs in support of the teaching and learning process, student retention and success strategies, and institutional effectiveness. Administered at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) in Oregon, the consortium currently has 43 member institutions from around the country. This packet of materials contains information on the purposes and organization of the consortium, state-of-the-art reviews on organizational effectiveness and student assessment, and profiles of 22 of the member institutions. Part I presents the consortium's Statement of Purpose, indicating that the organization seeks to: encourage institutional initiative and cooperation; curb excesses driven by assessment and accountability mandates; and provide leadership for national, state, and local efforts toward student success and institutional effectiveness. Part II contains a membership directory providing the names and addresses of steering committee members, chief executive officers of member institutions, and institutional liaisons. Part III is comprised of three articles: (1) "Institutional Learning and Effectiveness," by Paul E. Kreider, which offers an overview of Mt. Hood Community College's efforts to focus teaching, the learning environment, and institutional renewal efforts on student success; (2) "Organizational Effectiveness: The Community College," by Margaret Gratton, which reviews the literature on institutional effectiveness; and (3) "The Role of Assessment," by Linda Gerber, which discusses the student outcomes assessment movement and identifies resources to help community college administrators take a leadership role in shaping the direction of the "effectiveness agenda". Part III includes profiles of the consortium members, providing information on programs and activities pertaining to staff development, student outcomes, student success, and retention. (WJT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Consortia, Cooperative Planning, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Testing, Evaluation Methods, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Organizational Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Student Attrition, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Consortium for Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success in the Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
Note: Packet prepared for the 1989 Summer Institute, "Effectiveness and Student Success: Transforming Community Colleges for Success in the 1990's" (Chicago, IL, June 25-27, 1989).