ERIC Number: ED353019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Current Issues and Problems in Texas Community Colleges.
Hastings, Chester R., Comp.
In October 1992, doctoral students enrolled in a community college leadership program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, were assigned six questions to be answered in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or the CEO's designate, at the 15 community colleges where the students were employed. The questions explored respondents' perceptions of the top issues/problems facing the colleges; the solutions currently being tried or being proposed to address these issues/problems; new campus administrative programs or efforts implemented in fall 1992; new campus curricular and instructional programs implemented in fall 1992; research studies that respondents would like to see undertaken on their campus in fall 1992; and research studies currently underway at the campuses. Study findings included the following: (1) over 50% of the respondents cited inadequate state funding as the top issue/problem facing the college, followed by the need for expansion of present facilities and new facilities, and the need for more progressive and effective leadership; (2) new approaches to budgeting was the most frequently cited solution for dealing with fiscal problems; (3) among the new administrative programs and efforts cited by respondents were early retirement incentives, total quality management, and a support system for black male students; (4) several colleges reported ongoing revision and updating of curricular and instructional programs; (5) among the research of interest to respondents were studies of student retention, and grades and attendance correlation; and (6) five respondents reported not knowing of any research studies currently underway at their campus. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baylor Univ., Waco, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas