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ERIC Number: ED290520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Fiscal Year 1987 Program Review Summary Report.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In fiscal year 1984, the Illinois Community College Board initiated a statewide program review and evaluation process, through which each of the Illinois public community colleges has implemented a review process to evaluate both instructional programs and student/academic support services. Each college designed a program review process to serve its own needs. Eight colleges have established "a screening model," which begins with an annual screening of statistical data available on all instructional programs. Based on these data, individual programs are selected for either a more focused review of a particular problem or a comprehensive review. A "proportional model" is used by 33 colleges. This model involves the pre-selection of approximately 20% of the college's programs for comprehensive review each year. The individual units selected for evaluation conduct a detailed self-study, which is then reviewed and verified by a college-wide committee or an external review team. Four colleges have established a "divisional model," a process which is similar to the proportional model in that the process begins with a self-study and culminates in college-level action; but rather than pre-selecting 20% of the programs for review, the college selects a particular organizational division for review each year. Thus, the number of programs reviewed may differ substantially from year to year. A "combination model," which integrates aspects of the "screening" and "proportional" models, is used by five colleges. During fiscal year 1987, 1,556 instructional programs and 127 student and academic support services programs were reviewed. As a result, 39 programs (3%) are being withdrawn or phased out, and 101 (6%) have been rescheduled for further review. (EJV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois