ERIC Number: ED358879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Richland Community College's Self-Study and Institutional Plan, Spring 1993.
Richland Community Coll., Decatur, IL.
Providing detailed information on Richland Community College (RCC), in Decatur, Illinois, this report reviews institutional planning, services, and assessment at the college and presents recommendations for improvement. The first chapter reviews the history of RCC, focusing on the college's accreditation history. The second chapter describes RCC's mission and purpose, highlighting the college's position regarding ethics and leadership, while the third reviews administration and governance, including the administrative structure, faculty and staff roles, and self-study procedures. Chapter four describes human resources, providing data on minority student enrollment for fiscal years 1991 and 1992 and on faculty and staff characteristics, while financial resources and services, such as funding sources, budget development, and the RCC Foundation, are considered in chapter five. Chapter six focuses on physical resources; chapter seven examines educational programs, such as the transfer program, technical and vocational programs, development/study assistance programs, and continuing education and community services; and chapter eight describes academic support services. Student development and services are reviewed in chapter nine, including advisement and placement, records, financial aid, job placement, and minority recruitment, while administrative support services are the focus of chapter ten. Finally, chapter eleven examines college assessment, highlighting student achievement data for 1989 through 1991, transfer data, program review, and extra-curricular activities; and chapter twelve presents the institutional plan, listing the 12 primary goals of the college. For each goal, a list of objectives to be achieved, a time frame, the position primarily responsible for the goal, and evaluation strategies are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Organization, Ancillary School Services, Budgets, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Faculty Development, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Mission Statements, Program Descriptions, School Organization, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Richland Community Coll., Decatur, IL.