ERIC Number: ED270185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Self-Study Report, 1986. Rio Salado Community College.
Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.
Prepared as part of the accreditation process, this self-study report by Rio Salado Community College (RSCC) reviews the history and assesses the current status of the college. Chapter I offers an introduction and overview of the self-study process, RSCC's accreditation history, and responses to the recommendations made by the North Central Association to RSCC in 1981. Chapter II presents and assesses RSCC's mission and purpose, contrasting mission statements from 1978 and 1985. Chapter III examines the adequacy and organization of RSCC's resources, focusing on governance and administration, administrative and support staff, credit and non-credit faculty, credit and non-credit students, student services, facilities, equipment, instructional support services, and financial resources. In chapter IV, RSCC's success in accomplishing its purposes is assessed, highlighting accomplishments in the areas of educational innovations, general education, transfer education, articulation agreements, programs for industry, the occupational education master plan, cooperative education, the Professional Training and Development Center, basic skills programs, educational partnerships with government and business/industry, student services, programs for special student groups, and community cultural events. Chapter IV concludes with an assessment of RSCC's quality in the areas of student achievement, administrative and educational services, institutional life, and contribution to outside communities. Finally, chapter V offers an overview of RSCC's stability from the perspective of its external and internal environments, and explains the college's planning philosophy and process. Appendices include information on the self-study process, financial data, a list of certificate and degree programs, and sample forms. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.