ERIC Number: ED360552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
OCHEA Study of the Information Needs of Strategic Stakeholders. Final Report.
Ohio Continuing Higher Education Association.
Representatives of strategic stakeholder groups who make decisions affecting continuing higher education (CHE) were surveyed to determine their perceptions regarding the role and impact of CHE. These types of institutions participated: two state universities, five community/technical colleges, two branch/regional campuses, and one private college. Eleven presidents/deans, 19 trustees/members of the board of directors, and 8 state legislators were interviewed. Most respondents indicated they were familiar with some aspect of CHE. The area of CHE with which most respondents were most familiar was the programs and services oriented toward provision of occupational skill and job readiness training and assistance to business and industry in meeting their knowledge, applied technology, and skill needs. The most substantive role ascribed to CHE by respondents was the role of providing education and training for job placement or promotion and providing assistance to business and industry. Respondents generally displayed a lack of knowledge about the characteristics of CHE students. Although legislators indicated they received little or no information about CHE, presidents/deans and trustees/board members generally indicated they actually received a good deal of information. Presidents/deans and trustees/board members appeared to be quite positive about their CHE programs and services. (Appendixes include a list of institutions participating, interview protocols, and 22 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Deans, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Information Needs, Legislators, Needs Assessment, Presidents, Role of Education, Technical Institutes, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Continuing Higher Education Association.