ERIC Number: ED479035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness in the Connecticut Community-Technical College System (Initial Recommendations--DHE Performance Measures).
Connecticut Community-Technical Coll., Hartford. Board of Trustees.
This paper presents information regarding the five critical success factors for institutional effectiveness identified by the Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges. These factors are: (1) career education; (2) general study; (3) transfer; (4) community service; and (5) student support services. The Performance Measures Review Team also points out the importance of two additional factors: access and affordability, and efficient use of resources. The review team will eventually identify several measures to assess effectiveness in each of the seven critical success factors identified. The document presents six institutional goals and defines the indicators for each goal, as well as offering a clarification of the goal, rationale for inclusion, basis for assessing performance, and data sources. Goals include enhancing student learning and promoting academic excellence. The clarification for this goal asks the question: Why do students attend community college? Rationale for inclusion argues that first-time, full-time enrollment accounts for only about 10% of headcount each fall. Community college students are typically more ethnically diverse, older, work full- or part-time, have families, and enter college with a variety of personal goals that may not include graduation. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Community-Technical Coll., Hartford. Board of Trustees.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut