ERIC Number: ED324061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-12
Development of Institutional Values for a Community College.
Griffin, William A., Jr.
In an effort to develop a set of institutional values which could be commonly shared and promoted at the college, the president of Allen County Community College (ACCC) surveyed all employees and trustees asking them what they perceived to be the institution's central values concerning institutional identity, students, and faculty and staff relationships. Survey findings revealed the following set of central institutional values: (1) values pertaining to institutional identity included maintenance of quality instruction at college-level standards, promotion of self-evaluation and innovation, and the freedom of exchange of ideas; (2) values concerning students included the growth of students toward their full academic potential, the belief that students possess abilities which can be further developed, student access to classes appropriate to their ability levels, and the opportunity for students to develop life skills through the educational experience; and (3) values pertaining to faculty and staff relationships included the responsibility of all college personnel to promote and support the college's educational mission, the professional accountability of faculty and staff for their actions, the need for effective communication and cooperation among faculty and staff, and the provision by the college of professional development activities for faculty and staff. A list of behaviors for faculty, administrators and students consistent with these values was also developed. (GFW)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Principles, Employee Attitudes, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Institutional Mission, Mission Statements, Organizational Objectives, School Surveys, Staff Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Responsibility, Two Year Colleges, Values, Values Clarification
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Allen County Community Coll., Iola, KS.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society of Educators and Scholars (15th, Wichita, KS, October 11-13, 1990).