ERIC Number: ED361031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System, 1993. Fourth Annual Report.
North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.
The data presented in this report are indicators of the level of success of the North Carolina Community College System as measured by student outcomes and the extent to which the system addresses the needs of the state. Where possible, 5-year data are presented. Seven critical factors are examined: (1) student success, evidenced by the number of students returning from previous quarters, the progress of literacy students, performance of transfers after two semesters, and success rate on licensure exams; (2) resources, measured by average salaries, equipment currentness, and percent of libraries meeting American Library Association standards; (3) access, assessed in terms of the enrollment of high-risk and nontraditional populations, numbers served through literacy programs, percent of students receiving financial aid, and percent of service area population enrolled; (4) education continuum, examined in terms of enrollment of recent high school graduates, enrollment in cooperative agreements with high schools, and University of North Carolina students who attended a community college; (5) workforce development, evidenced by the number of employers and trainees served by new and expanding industry programs, small business centers, and apprenticeship programs and number of workplace literacy sites and students served; (6) community services, measured in terms of courses offered and students enrolled, enrollment of senior citizens, and support of community service activities; and (7) program management and accountability, assessed by an annual program audit, program reviews, and accredited programs. Systemwide data and, where appropriate, data for individual colleges are provided. In addition, background information and recommendations for future data collection are presented. (AC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Labor Force Development, Organizational Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, State Standards, State Surveys, Success, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.