ERIC Number: ED443492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Resource List of Success Indicators.
Connecticut State Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges, Hartford.
In January 1997 the Institutional Research Council of the Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges was charged with developing a model for measuring system performance of the colleges. This document reflects Phase I of the process. Effective institutional research (IR) looks at resources, processes, and outputs for learners, programs, the institution, and other stakeholders as well as the interaction among them. This model better enables IR to move beyond "bean counting" to a comprehensive understanding of the college it supports. IR does this by systematically investigating how resources and processes affect outputs at the various levels of the college and/or system. The council identified 15 system performance categories: (1) mission and purposes; (2) planning and evaluation; (3) organization and governance; (4) programs and instruction; (5) faculty and staff; (6) student services; (7) library and information resources; (8) physical resources; (9) financial resources; (10) public disclosure; (11) integrity; (12) transfer; (13) career preparation; (14) community service; and (15) access. As the strategic planning process evolves, strategic goals will replace them. Under each performance category, numerous indicators of success are used. An example of indices of success for student services is the sensitiveness to the non-academic needs of its students and recognition that their educational experience consists of an academic component and interrelated developmental opportunities provided through a co-curricular program of student services. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges, Hartford.