ERIC Number: ED437101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Houston Community College System Institutional Effectiveness Report, 1997-98.
Houston Community Coll. System, TX.
The purpose of this report is to "close the loop" by providing feedback to the administration and Board regarding Houston Community College System's (HCCS) institutional effectiveness efforts for the fiscal year 1997-98. Part 1 is a status report on the institution's progress toward accomplishing its eight strategic goals as outlined in "Vision for the Future." Progress has been made on all eight goals. Most significant is the work that has been done to ensure responsive curricula and to demonstrate continuous improvement. Part 2 is a status report on the institution's performance in seven areas identified as critical to its success. Overall, HCCS's performance is satisfactory. However, there are two areas in which performance is less than satisfactory. In the area of student progress, the number of degrees and certificates awarded in 1997-98 falls below the baseline; and, in the area of cultural and cross-cultural activities, the number of international partnerships for year one remains at baseline. Part 3 is a summary of strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations for improvement that emerged from the pilot program reviews conducted during the summer of 1998. Several recommendations consistently emerged from the reviews: the need to develop a purpose statement; the need to measure customer satisfaction; the need for improved classroom and lab facilities; and the need to develop and substantiate budget proposals for additional funding. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Community Coll. System, TX.