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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1988
Reviews concepts of effectiveness appearing in the literature as a context for discussion of changes necessary as community colleges move from concern with enrollments to outcomes. Defines alternatives open to colleges in terms of organizational culture. Identifies five strategies used by colleges in pursuit of increased effectiveness. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges
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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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Kreider, Paul E.; Walleri, R. Dan – Community College Review, 1988
Acknowledges the need for state-level educational accountability, but argues that strategies for assessing educational outcomes should be an institutional prerogative and an integral part of the teaching/learning process. Criticizes assessment programs imposed by state governments, proposing instead a student-centered approach to the measurement…
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Government School Relationship
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Payne, J. Larry – Community College Review, 1989
Discusses the causes of an ever-widening rift between college and high school. States that neither meets the needs of the other or the students. Argues for enhanced communication between schools and colleges, cooperative efforts to remediate students' skills deficiencies and ease the school-college transition, and improved research capabilities.…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges
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Bryant, Donald W. – Community College Review, 1988
Discusses six elements necessary to effect change in a community college: the motivation to change, a vision of the future, knowledge of the institution's present status, a planning framework and process, adequate personnel and financial resources, and an evaluation/assessment mechanism. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Planning, Community Colleges, Organizational Objectives