An Assessment of Key Stakeholder Group Expectations of North Arkansas Community-Technical College and a Comparative Examination of Its Mission Statement.Report as inadecuate




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A study was conducted at North Arkansas Community/Technical College (NACTC) to determine whether the college's mission statement matched the expectations of key internal and external stakeholders. To gather data, surveys were conducted of 554 external stakeholders, including advisory committee members, alumni, chamber of commerce members, area employers, and public school personnel, as well as 649 internal stakeholders, including college employees, board members, and credit and non-credit students. Study findings, based on a 44.7% response rate from all 1,203 surveys mailed, included the following: (1) all published college goals were seen as highly important by respondents; (2) the two most important goals for stakeholders were to provide a comprehensive program; and to attract and retain a highly qualified faculty and staff; (3) stakeholders wanted more emphasis placed on career programs, particularly in new and emerging careers and for retraining; and (4) areas of conflict or confusion included the importance of the athletic program, the non-credit student program, and developing a baccalaureate degree program. Several recommendations were developed based on study results, including that NACTC should study the cost-effectiveness and relevance of existing instructional programs and develop guidelines to limit use of auxiliary funds for athletics. Contains data tables and 151 references. (MPH)

Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Community Colleges, Expectation, Institutional Mission, Mission Statements, Politics of Education, School Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges











Author: Stockton, James J.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9132&id=ED397920







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