ERIC Number: ED428783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Virtual Center of Community College Transformation: A Resource Web Site and Central Depository of Transformational Initiatives.
Richart, Victoria Munoz
This study describes the creation of a Web-based resource guide entitled "Virtual Center of Community College Transformation" that identifies the basic elements needed to help community colleges respond to changing economic conditions, escalating demands for education from an increasingly diverse population, differing student learning styles, and emerging technologies. The Web site guides college practitioners through five gateways: (1) "Considerations for Community College Change," which explores key shift areas, effective means of reform, and the use of information systems to enhance change; (2) "An Annotated Bibliography of Contemporary Tranformation Research," where more than 300 references are listed; (3) Educational Web Resources," listing more than 200 Web sites; (4) "Case Studies" of transformational best practices in community colleges; and (5) "Virtual Center for Global Dialogue," an open forum where users can discuss issues of organizational change. Several gateways enable visitors to post their own materials, keeping the resource guide current. This Web-based resource is a practical tool to assist community college leaders to engage in organizational change by identifying and applying the strategies that may work for their institutions and by creating a global support network of transformational practitioners. Appendices, comprising more than half of the document, include a Web survey instrument, interview/field test protocols and questionnaires, recommendations for the design of the Web site, and Web site contents. Contains more than 100 references. (AS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.