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ERIC Number: ED354016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas