ERIC Number: ED453855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Effectiveness Manual: A Practitioner's Guide to Planning and Assessment for Sante Fe Community College. First Edition.
Santa Fe Community Coll., Gainesville, FL. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Santa Fe Community College (Florida) published this guide as a means of addressing the 1983 and 1984 U.S. Department of Education reports that called for a "renaissance in higher education in America." This manual aims to define institutional effectiveness for the college, with the quality of student learning as the major focus. It also serves as a means of demonstrating whether or not the college is accomplishing its goals in a systematic, process-oriented way. Goals for the future include: (1) identifying, assessing, and meeting community needs to promote open access to the college; (2) assessing student needs and outcomes and creating innovative and flexible learning; (3) providing learning opportunities and academic support to ensure the highest levels of academic performance; (4) providing student-centered workforce programs in collaboration with local employers and economic development agencies; (5) recruiting, developing, assessing, and retaining quality full- and part-time faculty and staff; (6) providing information technology systems and infrastructure to support the college's mission; and (7) developing, obtaining, and allocating the necessary resources to implement the college's mission. Assessment tools for institutional and unit levels also described, as is a five-step process assessment: planning, outcomes, measures, activities, and results usage. (Contains numerous charts and figures, and a glossary.) (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Fe Community Coll., Gainesville, FL. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.