ERIC Number: ED396788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Agriculture and Horticulture Programs at Illinois Public Community Colleges. Accountability Report.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Prepared as part of a state program review, this report presents results from a review undertaken of all agriculture and horticulture programs at Illinois public community colleges for fiscal year 1995. The first part focuses on the four agricultural programs reviewed: Agricultural Business and Management; Agricultural Production, Workers, and Managers; Agricultural Food Production & Processing, Operations, and Management; and Agricultural Supplies and Related Services. For each program, the report describes outcomes related to the need for the program, including data on enrollment, completions, job placement of graduates, and labor market demand for graduates; program cost-effectiveness; and program quality, including data on teaching and learning, partnerships with local businesses, articulation, and student activities. The second part discusses the eight horticulture programs reviewed (i.e., General, Arboriculture, Ornamental Horticulture, Greenhouse Operation and Management, Landscaping, Nursery Operation and Management, Turf Management, and Parks and Grounds Management), providing general data on overall program need, cost-effectiveness, and quality. Recommendations are included for both Agriculture and Horticulture programs. Contains 17 references. Appendixes include lists of Agriculture and Horticulture programs by college, 30 tables on enrollment and program completion, program and course descriptions, and a list of the agricultural review panel participants. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.