ERIC Number: ED468889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Research and Planning Prospectus for California Community Colleges.
RP Group of California Community Colleges, Santa Ana.
To help researchers and planners, college governing bodies, and state-wide entities gain perspective on myriad events and initiatives impacting California Community Colleges (CCC) and higher education in general, the Research and Planning (RP) Group for California Community Colleges developed this prospectus. The final draft prospectus identifies the major drivers affecting the CCC, and their likely impacts on research and planning professionals. During the past decade, the research and planning functions within the CCC increased significantly. RP has identified the following reasons for this increase: (1) the establishment of state-funded matriculation programs requiring test validation and disproportionate impact studies on student success; (2) the increasing concern for student equity and the need to monitor and analyze college practices focusing on underserved populations; (3) the Partnership for Excellence program and the concomitant requirements for accountability and reporting on student success; (4) the continuing concern from legislative and policy groups concerning the status of the community college transfer function; and (5) accreditation standards focusing on college capacity to address institutional effectiveness measures. This paper argues that researchers and planners will also face key changes in the coming years. These expected changes include the need to work more closely with faculty, student services providers, and administrators in order to identify and assess student learning outcomes. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RP Group of California Community Colleges, Santa Ana.