ERIC Number: EJ920896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 16
The Future of Institutional Effectiveness
Alfred, Richard L.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n153 p103-113 Spr 2011
Forces inside and outside community colleges are changing the context for performance and mandating new conceptions of effectiveness. This article addresses the future of institutional effectiveness in community colleges. Its emphasis is on what is measured and why, beginning with a retrospective look at early efforts in effectiveness, moving to an overview of models and methodologies in use today, and closing with a scenario for the future. A significant portion of this article focuses on contextual conditions facing community colleges and their implications for effectiveness. The article closes with a discussion of effectiveness as paradox--an interpretation requiring colleges to simultaneously pursue contradictory approaches to effectiveness to get in front of the change curve.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, School Effectiveness, Higher Education, Educational Change, Context Effect, Educational Indicators
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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