ERIC Number: ED389945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-3
Institutional Goal Priorities in Texas: A Look at an Associate Degree Nursing Program.
De Leon, John E.
A study examined the perceptions of four key constituent groups from the Southeast College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program regarding institutional goal priorities. (Southeast College manages the ADN program for the Houston Community College System.) The study involved 23 ADN faculty, 13 college administrators, 128 ADN students, and 5 ADN advisory board members. Findings indicated that only administrators perceived vocational/technical preparation to be of high importance. The faculty members perceived 12 goal areas to be of medium importance, students perceived 7, administrators perceived 14, and advisory members perceived 8. All four groups perceived the three goal areas of general education, developmental/remedial preparation, and lifelong learning to be of medium importance and humanism/altruism, cultural/aesthetic awareness, social criticism, and college community to be of low importance. Students felt that general education should be the most important goal area. Administrators and advisory members indicated that vocational/technical preparation and faculty/staff development should be the most important goals, respectively. All four groups perceived general education and developmental/remedial preparation to be of high importance as preferred goal areas. Discussion of study results was recommended to resolve areas of disagreement regarding importance of institutional goals. (Contains 14 references and a 12-item bibliography.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 3, 1995).