ERIC Number: ED374712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Enhancement of Efficiencies toward the Completion of Degree Programs by State Supported Institutions of Higher Education (In Compliance with Directives in SB 92-155).
Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
This report discusses measures taken in response to Colorado Senate Bill 92-155, which requests institutions of higher education in the state to ensure that students have the opportunity and needed assistance to complete degrees in a reasonable time. The report also examines degree completion times at Colorado colleges and universities, and advances specific proposals to help improve degree completion times. The effects of the reduction of the number of degree programs, increased students costs, and core curricula on timely degree completion are addressed, as well as student- and institution-caused delays. The report recommends that colleges and universities: (1) survey dropouts and stopouts to determine how institutional policies affected their decision to leave; (2) examine and redesign current academic advising programs to help solve student scheduling problems; (3) review baccalaureate and associate programs that require more than 128 and 64 semester hours, respectively, in an effort to reduce the hours needed for such degrees; (4) utilize telecommunications to address the problem of over-subscribed courses; and (5) review faculty rewards policies to ensure that academic advising and the development of technology-based courses are duly rewarded. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado