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ERIC Number: ED140915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Program Vitality Report as of Fall 1976.
Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.
The purpose of this report is to provide information about educational programs offered by the Los Angeles Community College District colleges in which student enrollments as expressed in weekly student contact hours have significantly declined. Programs showing a 16% or greater decline in weekly student contact hours (WSCH) as compared with 1973 baseline data were included in this report. An index of program vitality at each of the district's colleges, called the Program Vitality Quotient, was calculated by subtracting the percentage of total programs showing a decline in vitality from 100. Results of the calculations showed 179 programs showed a significant decline in WSCH as compared to 100 programs in the previous year, the greatest percentage of program declines was 34% at Los Angeles City College, and the greatest number of program declines was 48 (32%) at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Eight programs showed a decline in WSCH at four or more colleges: botany, cooperative education, geology, German, history, merchandising, office machines, and philosophy. Four tables are included in the report and display the programs showing significant declines by college, by weekly student contact hours from 1973-1976, and by classification of instructional discipline code. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.