ERIC Number: ED447871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
State-Level Institutional Effectiveness Process for Texas Community and Technical Colleges.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
The document outlines and describes the Institutional Effectiveness measures and standards to be used by Texas' community and technical colleges in achieving their local and statutory missions. Performance expectations are outlined in the Texas Education Code, Criteria for Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Guidelines for Instructional Programs in Workforce Education, and Texas Academic Skills Program Policy Manual. The state-level Institutional Effectiveness process is based on seven critical success factors. Success factors 1 through 6 measure institutional characteristics, while success factor 7 is program specific. The success factors are as follows: Mission/strategic planning/institutional resources; Effective use of Perkins resources; Access/effectiveness of student services; Achievement; Continuing education/workforce development; Quality of academic areas; and Quality of workforce education programs. Each critical success factor is evaluated based on measures and standards. For example, the review of the institution's commitment to ensure quality planning and continuous improvement of programs as mandated by the Federal Perkins Act should measure the appropriateness of fund expenditure and the use of Perkins Basic Grant Funds for Workforce Education Program improvement efforts. Three components support Institutional Effectiveness efforts across the state: the Annual Data Profile, the Statewide Factbook, and the College Profiles; the On-Site Peer Review; and the Annual Institutional Self-Evaluation. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas