ERIC Number: ED445733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
NCR Parameters: Newsletter of the National Council for Research and Planning, 1999.
Spinetta, Katrin, Ed.
NCR Parameters: Newsletter of the National Council for Research and Planning, Jan-Sep 1999
This document consists of three issues of NCR Parameters (January, May, and September 1999), a newsletter published by the National Council for Research and Planning to highlight research and planning concerns at two-year postsecondary educational institutions. These three issues focus on: (1) "Multidimensional Planning," (January, 1999) describing three equally important processes of successful college organizational planning: first, a clear top-down process identifying district and college vision, mission statement and institution-wide strategic plans; second, an effective "integrated process," linking institution-wide plans with interdepartmental unit plans; and third, linkage of planning and resource allocation decisions through a college-wide collaborative governance process; (2) two funding initiatives (May, 1999), "The Workforce Investment Act (WIA)," a federal initiative describing new assessment and outcome reporting requirements for workforce development programs and services, and the "Florida Performance-Based Incentive Funding (PBIF)," a program created in 1995 to reward institutions training students in vocational skills required by local and state work force; and (3) "The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)" (September, 1999), setting guidelines for the collection and sharing of student educational records. All newsletters contain brief discussions of related issues, references, and updates from some of the ten NCR community college regions. (PGS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Council for Research and Planning.