ERIC Number: ED453858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-29
Reference Count: N/A
Governance Survey. Data Trend 22.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.
This report provides the results of a survey of state board members, presidents, and the local trustees of the twenty-eight institutions within the Florida Community College System (FCCS). The survey was an effort to determine what was working well in the current system, where problems existed, and where these individuals felt the various activities currently performed by the State Board of Community Colleges (SBCC), the Division of Community Colleges (DCC), and local institutions should be housed. Respondents were asked to rate each activity on its performance, using a scale from 1 (very well) to 5 (not well at all). They were also asked to recommend where the activity should be placed in the new structure. Seventy-eight useable responses were received. Results included: (1) the average rating for financial activity was 1.3; (2) the average rating for instructional and administrative activities was 1.7; (3) the average rating for the Division of Community Colleges was 2.1; (4) respondents believed that local control should be maintained; (5) respondents believed that the division of responsibilities between local control and a state level board (currently the SBCC) is appropriate; (6) the respondents want local control over hiring presidents, setting curriculum, admission policy, fees, assessing institutional effectiveness, and ensuring access to higher education; and (7) the respondents want the SBCC to assess system effectiveness and accountability. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.