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ERIC Number: ED072767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Pages: 238
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The Illinois Public Junior College System. A Program Review.
Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission, Springfield.
A program review of Illinois' public junior college system was conducted. Two thousand students, teachers and administrators on 19 campuses were surveyed. Findings in these areas are discussed: (1) the baccalaureate-transfer mission--Junior colleges are not sufficiently screening applicants for such programs. (2) occupational education mission--Many programs and services are not adequately matched to manpower and student needs. (3) developmental remedial mission--At some colleges students who need remedial help are not sought out; remedial programs are often unsatisfactory. (4) general studies and community service--Older and younger students are being served, but the quality of community service programs varies greately. (5) Accessibility--Accessibility through public relations, housing, and scheduling are generally adequate, but financial aid is limited. (6) counseling--Student-counselor ratios vary widely. (7) faculty unionization--Some union contracts constrain experimentation and innovation. (8) management and facilities--Executive personnel and Finances are frequently not handled well. (9) Illinois Junior College Board--Staff should be reorganized and enlarged. (10) academic effectiveness and administrative quality--Productivity of facilities and personnel and institutional research must be improved. (11) interdistrict cooperation and Statewide coordination--Some impediments here can be remedied through legislation. (12) State structure, present and future--Lines of authority are diffuse. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois