ERIC Number: ED217952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-28
Districtwide Program Review: 1980-81.
San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.
A three-phase districtwide review of academic and occupational programs was initiated in the San Mateo County Community College District in March 1980. Phase I of the review involves a cost/yield efficiency study of programs and a determination of enrollment growth or decline over a 2-year period. Phase II of the process includes an in-depth review involving qualitative and quantitative measures and information gathering on program elements such as facilities and scheduling, student flow, community and job market needs, course retention rates, and cost analysis. All programs are to receive a Phase II review every 5 years; however, those programs showing an enrollment loss greater than 10% over a 2-year period or that fall in the bottom quintile of the cost/yield rankings will have first priority for review. Upon completion of a Phase II review, recommendations for improvement are made and if a program continues to have serious weaknesses, it enters Phase III. This phase leads to a recommendation to retain, consolidate, or eliminate the program. The bulk of the report consists of attachments covering criteria for Phase I program review; processes, procedures, and questions for Phase II review; categories of academic and occupational programs subject to review; a flow chart; faculty and student questionnaires on the operation of Phase II; and a Phase I program review of the College of San Mateo, which includes enrollment and efficiency indicators, a rationale for excluding programs, and a list of excluded programs. (HB)
Descriptors: College Programs, Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Planning, Enrollment Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Multicampus Districts, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.