ERIC Number: ED354016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Community and Technical College Survey, Fall 1992.
Kapraun, E. Daniel; And Others
In 1992, a survey was conducted of Arkansas Community and Technical Colleges to examine issues related to full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment during academic years 1989-90, 1990-91, and 1991-92; budget and tuition trends for the same period; faculty status and teaching conditions; expenditure controls; institutional advancement activities; future financial directions; and staff development activities. Study findings, based on a 100% response rate for the technical colleges (n=10), and a 56% response rate from the community colleges (n=5), included the following: (1) in 1991-92, the average institutional FTE enrollment was 2,149 for the community colleges and 364 for the technical colleges; (2) average total operating budgets for 1991-92 were $5,189,114 for community colleges and $1,992,796 for technical colleges; (3) during the previous 3 years, 4 of the 5 community colleges and 9 of 10 technical colleges had increased tuition to compensate for declines in other revenue sources; (4) in 1991-92, community colleges employed an average of 38 full-time and 63 part-time faculty, while the technical colleges employed an average of 25 full-time and 15 part-time faculty; (5) in 1991-92, the typical full-time faculty member taught an average of 5 classes comprised of 21 students at the community colleges, and 6 classes comprised of 18 students at the technical colleges; (6) 4 of the 5 community colleges and 1 of the 10 technical colleges were actively soliciting outside grants; and (7) 4 of 5 community colleges and 1 of 10 technical colleges felt that Arkansas' method for funding institutions was unreasonable and/or unfair. The survey instrument and detailed data tables are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Financial Needs, Full Time Equivalency, Fund Raising, Institutional Advancement, Institutional Characteristics, Questionnaires, Staff Development, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Teaching Conditions, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas