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Hockaday, Jeff; Friga, Jerome J. – Community College Review, 1989
Reviews the reasons for conducting institutional assessments regardless of college size. Identifies the elements of institutional effectiveness and translates them into six questions with quantifiable answers, which when tallied produce an overall assessment of program effectiveness. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 1986
Applies economic theory to questions concerning the public financing of two-year colleges. Highlights two analytical constructs used in recommending educational policy: the principle of externalities and the theory of human capital. Considers the effect of academic/vocational program mix on educational financing and issues of equity and access.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Economics, Educational Economics
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Jones, Steven W. – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews the literature on student attrition and suggests ways to increase enrollment and re-enrollment at community colleges without establishing labor-intensive programs and services. Focuses on the creation of the necessary environment for retention; the importance of campus-based research; and ways of predicting and preventing unnecessary…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Enrollment Influences
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Platt, Gail M. – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews literature and statistics on the increasing incidence of underprepared students entering postsecondary education, highlighting the community colleges' role in responding to students' needs. Puts forth reasons for providing remedial education related to the magnitude of the problem, access for educationally disadvantaged, adult students,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives
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Hendrick, Lawrence C. – Community College Review, 1986
Reports on a survey of faculty and administrator attitudes toward, and use and knowledge of, instructional television. Suggests strategies to increase the use of instructional television; e.g., create a need for change, promote the advantages of instructional television, and show how instructional television is compatible with institutional…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, College Faculty
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Bazik, Martha S. – Community College Review, 1986
Describes a process whereby a community college continuing education division can be effectively promoted within the college. Considers the following elements of program advocacy: goal setting; evaluation of the continuing education division and its internal and external environments; and devising, implementing, and evaluating advocacy strategies.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Advocacy, College Environment
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Becherer, Jack J.; Hoekstra, Janna K. – Community College Review, 1986
Argues that student employees need improved on-the-job training and more staff development opportunities. Describes the structured student employee training program at St. Louis Community College (SLCC) at Meramec, Missouri. Underscores the importance of employer support for the program and reviews results of the SLCC project. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Nonprofessional Personnel, On the Job Training
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Henry, Thomas C. – Community College Review, 1986
Makes a distinction between developmental and remedial programs and suggests reasons for the difficulty in evaluating these programs. Identifies basic limitations in educational research, factors found in successful programs, questions to be considered in selecting and formulating the evaluation design, and five useful educational research…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation
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Blasi, John F.; Davis, Barbara S. – Community College Review, 1986
Examines issues and problems related to the measurement of community college outcomes in relation to mission and goals. Presents a model for outcomes evaluation at the community college which derives from the mission statement and provides evaluative comment and comparison with institutional and national norms. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Mission
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Puyear, Donald E. – Community College Review, 1991
Offers insights on the use of the charrette for long-range planning, drawing from the experience of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Defines charrettes, explains their benefits and limitations, lists requirements for successful charrettes, and explains the process used by the VCCS to incorporate the charrette into long-range planning.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Decision Making, Long Range Planning, Participative Decision Making
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Chieffo, Anna Mejia – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study of job satisfaction and organizational commitment among top administrators (excluding the president) at New Mexico's 16 2-year colleges, and the effect of presidential leadership behaviors and job, personal, and organizational characteristics on satisfaction/commitment. Reports a fair degree of job satisfaction and college…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, College Administration
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Welker, William F.; Morgan, Samuel D. – Community College Review, 1991
Analyzes the content of the literature on community, junior, and technical colleges, utilizing a matrix with seven major classifications (i.e., governance, organization, staffing, clientele, curriculum, finance, and evaluation) and three dimensions (i.e., structure/form, function/role, and process/operations). Offers observations on effectiveness…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Faculty Publishing, Literature Reviews
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Carroll, Bradford W.; Tarasuk, Paul E. – Community College Review, 1991
Presents a comprehensive model of development guidance and counseling for community colleges. Reviews historic trends and recent changes in community college counseling, highlighting issues related to role confusion and changing focus. Describes counselor roles and program components (i.e., individual planning, guidance curriculum, responsive…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Career Guidance, College Curriculum, College Planning
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Coll, Kenneth M.; House, Reese M. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study of the appropriate major and professional development needs for community college counselors, highlighting survey responses from counselor educators, student services co-workers, and Oregon community college counselors. Presents findings concerning counselor duties/functions, and perceptions of counselor role conflict and role…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Counselors
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Finley, Charles E. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study of the relationship between the presence of collective bargaining and job satisfaction of two-year college faculty. One-fourth of the full-time faculty at 20 unionized and nonunionized colleges were surveyed using the Job Satisfaction Inventory. Satisfaction levels were higher among nonunionized faculty on seven of eight…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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