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ERIC Number: EJ920888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
The Evolution of Institutional Effectiveness in the Community College
Head, Ronald B.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n153 p5-11 Spr 2011
The origins of institutional effectiveness are traced, its evolution within community colleges is described, the use of the term "institutional effectiveness" is analyzed, and a practical, operational definition of the term is presented. The author hopes that this definition and the discussion in this article prove useful to community college administrators, instructors, and scholars interested in community colleges. Ultimately institutional effectiveness is important not only because it permeates all aspects of a community college, but because it strips away the confounding rhetoric too often found on community college campuses to illuminate why the college exists (its purpose) and what it does well (its quality.) (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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