ERIC Number: ED354933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Making Community Colleges More Effective: Leading through Student Success.
Alfred, Richard L.; And Others
Drawing from a survey of 2,115 executive and mid-level administrators, research/assessment coordinators, and full-time faculty at 136 community colleges nationwide, this report presents findings regarding community colleges' definitions of student success, identifies the characteristics of high-performing institutions and assesses the extent to which colleges possess these characteristics, and presents strategies for improving student success. After part 1 underscores the need to understand how colleges define and support student success and assess achievement, part 2 examines the role of student goals and expectations, organizational culture, student outcomes, and client satisfaction in understanding and defining student success. Part 3 examines the institutional characteristics and practices contributing to student success, including a reputation for quality, distinctiveness, and innovation; flexible strategies for delivering programs and services; and systems for evaluating and improving performance. Part 4 describes current practices in academic and support services delivery, and presents a new model of delivery. Part 5 describes strategies and approaches for the assessment of student progress and performance, while part 6 describes how institutions can organize for student success, examining the key areas of outreach, organizational responsiveness, and the reconceptualization of management and leadership. The final three sections present conclusions, review the study methodology, and list references and resource materials. Data tables and pie charts are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Ancillary School Services, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Institutional Mission, Institutional Research, Models, National Surveys, Organizational Effectiveness, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Role of Education, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Community College Consortium, 2007 School of Education Building, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. Consortium.
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