ERIC Number: ED390490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Program Review, Fiscal Year 1994. Accountability Report.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Each year, the Illinois community colleges conduct comprehensive reviews of their current program offerings. In fiscal year 1994, the colleges reviewed a total of 870 occupational, 176 general education or academic, 53 developmental and adult education, 90 academic and student support, and 22 other programs. Occupational programs were reviewed in the areas of business, consumer service, engineering related and precision work, health, home and institutional services, library assisting, mechanics and repair. The review of general education programs included academic and developmental/adult education courses in the areas of communications, humanities, science, math, social and behavioral science, and foreign languages. Developmental education programs were reviewed related to adult basic, adult secondary, and English-as-a-Second-Language programs, with many colleges noting the need for improved follow-up data on completions, retention, advancement to college-level coursework, and levels of student satisfaction. Academic and student support programs were evaluated by determining the level of student participation and service duplication. Support programs reviewed included testing and assessment, learning resource centers, instructional support services, counseling, financial aid, enrollment management, and supplemental programs. Of the 870 occupational programs reviewed, 649 were continued with minor improvements, 74 were significantly modified, 79 were scheduled for further review, and 68 were identified for elimination. Appendixes provide tables showing the numbers of programs reviewed in each area, review outcomes, and programs eliminated by college. (TGI)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Evaluation, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, General Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Program Termination, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.