ERIC Number: ED351061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability: An Investment of Quality. Final Report of the AB 1725 Accountability Task Force.
MacDougall, Peter; And Others
In response to legislative mandate, the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges initiated the development of a community college accountability system by convening a task force in January 1991. In addition, grants were awarded to four community college districts (i.e., Mt. San Antonio College, San Joaquin Delta College, San Jose-Evergreen, and Santa Barbara City College) to develop prototype accountability reports. The task force was assigned the role of consultant in the planning and development of three components of the accountability system: the districts' pilot projects; a guide designed to assist colleges in implementing accountability programs; and a systemwide accountability indicators report. This final report of the task force provides an overview of all of the activities undertaken during the program planning stages, including a study of state and local costs of the accountability system commissioned by the Chancellor's Office, and offers recommendations concerning the system's implementation. Highlighted recommendations underscore the importance of locating funds to: (1) improve the capacity of colleges to conduct institutional research and develop management information systems; (2) implement the statewide plan described in the cost study; and (3) improve college and Chancellor's Office access to statewide employment and transfer databases. Appendixes provide summaries of the pilot districts' projects, and an outline of the 18 systemwide accountability indicators related to student access, success, and satisfaction; staff composition; and fiscal condition. (MPH)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Financial Policy, Management Information Systems, Participant Satisfaction, Program Development, School Effectiveness, School Statistics, School Surveys, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.