ERIC Number: ED388358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Effectiveness at Community and Technical Colleges in Texas: A State-Level Evaluation Process.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Based on recommendations from a state Task Force on Institutional Effectiveness, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board developed a new institutional review system designed to identify institutional and programmatic strengths and areas of concern, verify institutional outcomes and improvement efforts, identify exemplary programs and innovative ideas, and review progress toward college goals. Under the evaluation process, individual institutions are responsible for the deployment of financial, personnel, and physical plant resources, while the process calls for yearly college self-studies to produce an Annual Data Profile and site visits conducted every 4 years by faculty and administrators at state community and technical colleges and Board staff. Specifically, evaluation is based on the following five critical success areas: (1) mission, or the institution's commitment to fulfilling the statutory mandates for community and technical colleges and to meeting the unique needs of the college's service area; (2) effective use of resources, assessing the commitment to policies and procedures to ensure quality planning and continuous improvement of programs; (3) access, focusing on the commitment to serving the diverse educational, social, and workforce development needs of the citizens of Texas; (4) achievement, reviewing the commitment to attaining the high quality performance of students, programs, and services; and (5) quality, focusing on the commitment to meeting or exceeding standards of excellence in programs and services. A description of possible site visit team recommendations to colleges and appeals procedures is included. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.