ERIC Number: ED365277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-2
Reference Count: N/A
Off-Campus Coursework in Illinois Higher Education. Item #4.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report examines 1989-90 survey data concerning off-campus coursework offered in Illinois and the Illinois Board of Higher Education's policy directions in the context of the Board's Priorities, Quality, and Productivity initiative. Analysis shows that many institutions do not have a significant presence in many of the community college districts in which they operate, resulting in a limited number of institutions providing most of the available off-campus courses. In addition, a large number of instances were found where two or more institutions were offering off-campus coursework in the same discipline at the same level within a single community college district. Moreover, off-campus institutions were found to be frequently duplicating the offerings of institutions whose home campus is in the community college district. Finally, the report reveals approximately equal amounts of off-campus coursework at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is recommended that institutions need to address their geographic distribution of off-campus coursework, develop opportunities to consolidate and/or share resources, eliminate duplication of off-campus activities, and make adjustments in their priorities and capacity in off-campus activities by level and field of study. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Note: For related documents, see HE 027 068-069.