ERIC Number: ED365279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-3
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Analysis of the Productivity of Instructional Units at Public Universities. Item #2.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report focuses on productivity improvements in instructional programs at Illinois' public universities by providing an assessment of statewide instructional capacity. The report identifies 22 disciplines in which reduction, consolidation, or elimination of programs should be considered. It notes that when programs are offered by several universities, consideration should be given to reducing the number of programs or consolidating programs. This recommendation is made because statewide analysis across disciplines confirms the existence of programs in several disciplines showing low enrollment, particularly at the graduate level. From a statewide perspective, it is believed that the capacity of professional and occupational programs should be adjusted to be consistent with the occupational opportunities available to graduates. Based on this statewide analysis, the report concludes that there are a number of significant program reductions and eliminations possible that, when completed, can help to achieve productivity improvements in Illinois' public universities and colleges. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Note: For a related document, see HE 027 071.