ERIC Number: ED450815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-22
Reference Count: N/A
College of DuPage Review, December 1999-February 2000.
Fisher, James L.
This report analyzes the institutional characteristics of the College of DuPage (Illinois). Through a series of interviews and a review of materials in 1999-2000, a team of six objective experts identified issues affecting the college and helped establish an agenda. Based on the findings, the team recommended that the college: (1) pare its core course offerings and spend more time evaluating and assessing its courses; (2) discuss distance education and prepare for any negative effects; (3) offer more opportunities for faculty to expand technology in the classroom; (4) examine where and how it is using part-time faculty; (5) assess all faculty salaries and consider increasing them; (6) implement an aggressive and comprehensive diversity plan, making efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff; (7) examine its need for administrators and consider eliminating unnecessary positions; (8) perform an administrative reorganization as soon as possible; (9) expedite its decision-making process, especially on important issues; (10) implement a single primary governance body under the president, which would include representatives from all constituent groups, faculty, students and classified staff, and would make recommendations to the president; and (11) change its calendar to three 16-week terms. Thirty-seven recommendations are detailed in this report. Appendices include biographies on members of the review team, a list of interviewees, the interview form, and an index of materials used in the review. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.