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ERIC Number: ED512214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Counting the Hidden Assets: First Steps in Assessing the Impact of Community College Noncredit Education Programs on the Workforce and Local Economies
Business Roundtable
By providing an affordable way to build and maintain a knowledgeable and skilled workforce, noncredit courses add value to people and their communities. Still, government leaders and other decisionmakers want to know: Exactly how much value do they add? Who benefits? What is the return on investment? Which programs are most effective and most cost-effective? And of course, how can these programs be improved? This white paper proposes the first steps to provide the answers decisionmakers want and community colleges need. Appendices include: (1) Testing the Activity Measure and Framework at Two Colleges: Macomb Community College and LaGuardia Community College; and (2) Members of the Research Team. A bibliography is included. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business Roundtable
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; New York