ERIC Number: ED365379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Community College Program Review, Fiscal Year 1993.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In 1983, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) established a systemwide program review process calling for the evaluation of instructional programs and student and academic support services on a 5-year cycle. This report describes the 1993 program review process and its results, and provides examples of how specific colleges use the review process to strengthen programs and services. An introduction indicates that Illinois community colleges reviewed a total of 613 occupational, 168 academic, 10 adult education, 81 student and academic support, and 44 other programs in the 1993 review process. The next section of the report examines program review efforts and outcomes for occupational programs, with separate sections examining programs in business, consumer services, engineering-related programs, health (dental and diagnostic), home and institutional services, technical writing, protective services, and construction trades. This section indicates that the review of occupational programs resulted in improvements to 550 programs, while 36 were identified for withdrawal. Next, the report examines program review outcomes for academic disciplines, including communications, humanities and fine arts, foreign languages, social and behavioral science, math, and physical and life sciences. The following two sections describe review activities and outcomes for adult education and academic and student support services. Finally, tables are provided of programs reviewed in each area for each college and programs discontinued by college. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, College Programs, Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Program Termination, Program Validation, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.