ERIC Number: ED263969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec-6
Reference Count: N/A
Processes for Implementing the New Admissions Requirements in Community Colleges.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
On November 5, 1985, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) adopted a uniform set of high school subject requirements for admission to public university baccalaureate degree programs and to public community college associate in arts (AA) and associate in science (AS) degree programs. The specific high school subjects required for admission effective fall 1990 are 4 years of English, 3 years of social studies, 3 years of mathematics, 3 years of sciences, and 2 years of electives in foreign language, music, or art. This report discusses procedures for implementing these requirements in community colleges. After exploring the advantages of the admissions requirements, the problems yet to be addressed and resolved are identified. Next, the report examines issues related to the establishment of a formal program admissions process involving application for admission; assessment and review of records; counseling, advising, and orientation; and acceptance/non-acceptance. Then, the report points to the need for each college to identify competency-levels in English, math, science, and social science. The next sections look at decisions to be made regarding acceptable alternatives for admission, the establishment of a "conditional" or "provisional" admissions category, and the possible need to redefine remedial education and to re-evaluate the college's AA and AS degree general education requirements. Finally, the report identifies a number of unresolved issues that need to be addressed system- and state-wide. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois