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ERIC Number: ED392504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-25
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Challenges in Implementing Core Indicators of Effectiveness for Colorado's Community Colleges.
Voorhees, Richard A.; Cheng, Xing
In response to calls for increased accountability in educational institutions, the American Association of Community Colleges developed the following 13 core indicators of institutional effectiveness: student goal attainment, fall to fall persistence rates; degree completion rates; placement rates in the work force; employer assessments of students; number and rate of transfers; performance after transfer; basic skills students' success in subsequent coursework; demonstration of critical literacy and citizenship skills; client assessment of programs; responsiveness to community needs; and service area participation. The Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System has identified several challenges for implementing these indicators in the state, including the following: (1) developing an instrument for determining student goals at entry; (2) establishing a longitudinal database to track student outcomes; (3) tabulating state employment information; (4) developing mechanisms to survey employers and maximize response rates; (5) assessing student transfer intentions at matriculation or later at the campus level; (6) addressing literacy and citizenship as an outcome; (7) developing data sources to address client satisfaction and determine opinions about programs and services; (8) conducting community needs assessment, focus groups, and surveys to determine responsiveness to community needs; and (9) addressing participation rates in the service area through attendance records and community impact surveys. (TGI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Community Coll. and Occupational Education System, Denver. Dept. of Research and Planning.