ERIC Number: ED390492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Take a Fresh Look at Community Colleges. Biennial Report, 1993-94.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
This 1993-94 biennial report provides information on student and program characteristics, high priority issues, and funding in the Illinois Community College System (ICCS). The report opens with the Board's mission statement and Vision 2000, the ICCS' strategic plan for the future. Next, characteristics of ICCS students and programs are provided for 1993-94, indicating that 68.8% of ICCS students attended part-time; 55.1% were female; the average age was 31, with 56.7% of students over 25 and 20.8% over 40; baccalaureate/transfer programs constituted 40.9% of all programs, while occupational/career programs comprised 27.3%; and 65% of all students in Illinois public higher education were enrolled in community colleges. Next, the ICCS' high priority initiatives are described, including issues of accountability, teaching and learning, articulation, workforce preparation, substance abuse prevention and education, high tech educational delivery, and services to special and underrepresented groups. Finally, the report provides information on fiscal year 1994 funding from state grants, local taxes, and student tuition and fees. This section focuses on operating funds revenue and expenditures, operating grants, and capital funds and indicates that state appropriations for operating grants to the colleges totaled $235 million, representing 26.8% of the total operating revenue. A list of colleges and a map of ICCS districts are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.