ERIC Number: ED375894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Success Factors for the North Carolina Community College System 1994. Fifth Annual Report.
North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
The data presented in this report are indicators of the level of success of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) 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, as measured by number of continuing students; progress of literacy students; number of high school equivalency diplomas awarded compared to the number of state dropouts; performance of transfers after two semesters; rate of success on licensure exams; program completion rates; and passing rates for remedial and general education courses; (2) resources, measured by institutional salaries; student/faculty ratio; participation in staff development program; currentness of equipment; library standards; and system funding for full-time equivalent (FTE) students; (3) access, assessed in terms of enrollment of high school dropouts, handicapped, single parents, nontraditional high school diploma earners, and inmates; number served by literacy programs; percentage of students receiving financial aid; and percent of population in service area enrolled; (4) education continuum, examined in terms of number and percent of high school graduates enrolled; enrollment in cooperative agreements with high schools; tech prep student enrollment; and number and percent of University of North Carolina students who attended a community college; (5) workforce development, evidenced by the number of employers and trainees served; number of workplace literacy sites; employer satisfaction; and graduate employment status; (6) community services, measured in terms of courses offered, senior citizen enrollment, and support of community services; and (7) program management and accountability, assessed by an annual program audit, program reviews, and accredited programs. (KP)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Articulation (Education), College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Community Services, Economic Development, Educational Quality, Labor Force Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, School Community Relationship, State Standards, State Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.