ERIC Number: ED449866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Institutional Effectiveness Report, 1998-99.
Houston Community Coll. System, TX. Office of Institutional Research.
This report evaluates the institutional effectiveness of the Houston Community College System for the 1998-1999 fiscal year. Part 1 describes the institution's progress toward eight strategic goals outlined in 1996-97: promoting student success, improving student access, ensuring responsive curricula, building new and varied partnerships, strengthening institutional resources, increasing technological capability, expanding community outreach, and demonstrating continuous improvement. Tables illustrate the overall status of each goal. It appears that the objective to increase by 50% the number of certificates and degrees awarded seems to have been too ambitious. Also, additional work must be done to expand community outreach. Part 2 identifies seven indicators that are critical in measuring the institution's effectiveness in fulfilling its mission: access and equity, student progress/satisfaction, workforce programs, university transfer, lifelong learning, cultural activities, and institutional support. The performance of each of these indicators is evaluated with a rating of "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory." Overall, HCC's performance is not as satisfactory as it was in the last report, and there is cause for concern in the area of institutional support and the downward trend that the data present. Finally, part 3 summarizes the status of the educational program review process. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Houston Community Coll. System, TX. Office of Institutional Research.