ERIC Number: ED336134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Institutional Effectiveness through the Strategic Planning Process.
Designed to assist faculty, staff, and administrators in understanding the strategic planning process at Florida's Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and to help them develop guidelines to measure the effectiveness of their unit, department, or administrative area, this report outlines the key missions of the community college, presents sample criteria and measures specific to the strategic planning process, and includes an institutional self-assessment instrument. First, an introductory section reviews a set of proposed outcomes measures developed by a task force of Florida community college presidents, and discusses measures of external and internal effectiveness. Next, the 10 institutional mission goals of SFCC are presented. Intended to assist in the development of strategic self-evaluation plans, the remaining five sections provide a series of suggested criteria and related measurements for determining the effectiveness of: (1) the college administration, with suggestions including on-going evaluation of academic advisement, personal counseling, and career counseling and of admission, registration, and financial aid procedures; the development of a marketing plan; and research needs; (2) the transfer mission, with suggestions including pre- and post-testing to assess students' mastery of the general education core, defining "normal academic progress," and measuring student satisfaction; (3) the technology and applied sciences mission, with suggestions including reports on academic progress and pre- and post-testing to measure students mastery of prerequisite course content and theoretical and technical skills; (4) the developmental education mission, including suggestions regarding the testing, evaluation, and advisement of at-risk students; validation of placement strategies; and faculty development regarding student diversity; and (5) the community education mission, including suggestions regarding the review of course objectives, assessment of the economic impact of community education courses, and establishment of a dialogue with all areas of the service district. An administrative flow-chart, references, and an Institutional Self-Assessment Instrument developed by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Long Range Planning, Mission Statements, Organizational Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Fe Community Coll., Gainesville, FL.