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This is a report on how California community college districts have been using their allocation of Partnership for Excellence (PFE) dollars for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. Information is gathered from all 108 California community colleges. The colleges report how they have used PFE funds to address the following five community college focus areas for improvement: (1) transfer programs; (2) degrees and certificates; (3) successful course completion; (4) workforce development; and (5) basic skills. The districts were allocated $300 million from the state to address PFE goals. The PFE goals apply to state-level only and are allocated based on colleges' full-time equivalent student (FTES) statistics. Results showed that most colleges used PFE funds to hire new faculty and staff to improve instruction and service across all five areas of emphasis. Approximately 68% of the total PFE funds went to these to areas. Looking at each goal separately, 24% of the PFE funds were used to expand and improve both transfer programs and course completion, 21% to the total dollars were used to improve student degree and certificate attainment, while 16% and 15% of the total PFE funds were used to augment programs in workforce development and basic skills, respectively. Enhancement of facilities, student services, institutional research and technology were other areas where PFE funds were used to improve overall institutional effectiveness. The report provides a list of all community college districts and an appendix with relevant legislation on the PFE program and the use of PFE funds. (MKF)

Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Role, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Labor Force Development, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges

Autor: Sheldon, Debra; Yong, Channing


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