ERIC Number: ED426749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Core Indicators of Effectiveness for Community Colleges. Toward High Performance. Second Edition.
Alfred, Richard; Ewell, Peter; Hudgins, James; McClenney, Kay
This report, an update to the first edition published in 1995, addresses policymakers' concerns regarding "high performance" and provides a model for institutions assessing their effectiveness. Chapters 1 and 5 discuss the changing context in which colleges operate and present new directions in assessment. Chapters 2 through 4 provide a working definition of effectiveness, a model depicting its components, and a list of the 14 core indicators, organized according to mission arenas. Chapter 4 also includes detailed technical descriptions, along with data sources and additional measures, for each indicator: (1) student goal attainment; (2) persistence; (3) degree completion rates; (4) placement rate in the workforce; (5) employer assessment of students; (6) licensure/certification pass rates; (7) client assessment of programs and services; (8) demonstration of critical literacy skills; (9) demonstration of citizenship skills; (10) number and rate who transfer; (11) performance after transfer; (12) success in subsequent, related coursework; (13) participation rate in service area; and (14) responsiveness to community needs. The report closes with a plan of action for community colleges, including proposed changes in assessing organizational performance, and offers suggestions for responding to externally imposed measures. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.