ERIC Number: ED303218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Periodic Review Report: April 1984-June 1988.
Williamsport Area Community Coll., PA.
This report documents actions, accomplishments, and modifications at the Williamsport Area Community College (WACC) between April 1984 and June 1988. First, an executive summary highlights the following: (1) in 1985, WACC underwent a significant change in its governance when the City of Williamsport became the college's sole sponsor; (2) as a direct result of changes in funding, a 22% enrollment decline was experienced over a two-year period; (3) nearly two of every three programs were revised, with computer applications added to a majority of programs; (4) library staffing patterns were changed to increase service to and usage of the library; (5) the college implemented an Internal Governance System (IGS); (6) a comprehensive building and renovation program resulted in significant improvements to the physical plant; and (7) a long-range plan was developed for 1988-91. Next, chapter 1 reviews methods used to develop the report, discusses staff involvement in its preparation, and outlines its content. Chapter 2 presents an overview of developments and changes in the areas of governance, academic programs, faculty and teaching, library and learning resources, human resources, students and student services, organization and administration, finances and facilities, and other services. Chapter 3 presents evidence of continous self-study, and chapter 4 offers institutional responses to recommendations of the accreditation site visit team. Chapters 5 and 6 report on the IGS and enrollment and fiscal planning. Finally, chapter 7 discusses the college's 1988-91 long-range plan. (AJL)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Programs, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Facilities, Governance, Human Resources, Long Range Planning, Program Improvement, School District Reorganization, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Personnel Services, Technology Transfer, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Williamsport Area Community Coll., PA.
Note: Prepared by the Educational Research, Planning, and Evaluation Periodic Review Report Steering Committee.