Determining the Economic Benefits of Attending Community College: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 104
January 1999, Jossey-Bass
This issue addresses the growing debate surrounding the use of such databases and presents case studies from individual institutions. The chapters discuss various state initiatives that look at student outcomes and institutional accountability efforts and they raise a number of questions. Is there a broad movement to connect accountability and outcome measures with funding? Would a national definition of economic benefit be helpful? How would economic benefit be measured? These are some of the themes addressed in this volume.
This is the 104th issue of the Jossey-Bass seriesNew Directions for Community Colleges.
From Performance Reporting to Performance-Based Funding: Florida's Experiences in Workforce Development Performance Measurement (J. Pfeiffer).
Translating Data into Useful Information and Knowledge (L. Seppanen).
Collaborative Administrative Record Matching in California (C. Wiseley).
Measurable Outcomes of Workforce Development and the Economic Impact of Attending a North Carolina Community College (L. Gracie).
Partnering to Identify and Support High-Wage Programs (K. Hutchison, et al.).
Institutional Level Implementation: Translating Research into Current Practice (F. Carvell, et al.).
Descriptive Analysis of Students' Post-College Earnings from California Community Colleges (F. Laanan).
Looking Ahead: A National Measure of Post-Community College Earnings (J. Sanchez).
Employment and Earnings Outcomes: New Perspectives (D. Stevens).
Sources and Information: Economic Benefits of a Community College Degree (E. Foote).