ERIC Number: ED072767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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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)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Counseling, Educational Facilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Financial Support, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Research Reports, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois