ERIC Number: ED407039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Your Institution's Effectiveness: A User Guide. AACC Strategies & Solutions Number 1.
Midlands Technical Coll., Columbia, SC.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Designed to help community colleges establish institutional effectiveness programs, this workbook provides step-by-step instructions and sample forms from an effectiveness program developed by South Carolina's Midlands Technical College (MTC). Introductory sections provide an overview of institutional effectiveness and the reasons for implementing a program. The first chapter focuses on the first step of the process, developing a strategic planning process, and describes elements of a typical strategic plan; reviews MTC's approach; and presents the questionnaire and results from a survey the college conducted of community leaders. The next chapter addresses the second step, developing foundation statements related to institutional mission and goals, and provides statements of vision and values, role and scope, institutional goals, and priority initiatives developed by MTC. The third chapter addresses the third step, the development of an operational planning process to translate priorities into action plans, and presents a sample form for implementing action strategies and MTC's 1995-96 planning activities calendar. The fourth step, developing an evaluation system, is then described, highlighting the critical success factors and indicators of effectiveness developed by the college and presenting sample forms used in evaluation. The final chapter addresses the fifth step, using data to improve effectiveness, presenting an annual report card used by MTC to determine improvements in teaching and learning and a sample report on strategic planning outcomes. (HAA)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Guidelines, Institutional Mission, Models, Organizational Objectives, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups), Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges, Workbooks
Community College Press, P.O. Box 311, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 ($30 for members, $35 for non-members).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Midlands Technical Coll., Columbia, SC.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.