ERIC Number: ED457927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability and Productivity in the Illinois Community College System, Fiscal Year 2001.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
This report summarizes accountability activities and initiatives submitted by Illinois' 48 community colleges in their accountability/program review reports for fiscal year 2001. Through program review, the colleges examine targeted program areas and services to assess their ability to meet their intended purpose in a cost-effective, high-quality manner. Each year, colleges also address selected focus areas of particular relevance to state-level issues and concerns. Highlights include: (1) college reports provided evidence that the colleges' overall program review processes support the development and continuous improvement of programs and services offered to the citizens of Illinois; (2) colleges reported that their program reviews include, and often exceed, the basic indicators and requirements; (3) the Performance-Based Incentive System was funded at $2 million for fiscal year 2001; (4) during fiscal year 2001, colleges reviewed a total of 162 academic disciplines, 70 adult and developmental and English-as-a-Second-Language programs, and 680 occupational programs; (5) the reviews of academic disciplines indicated adequate need and cost-effectiveness; (6) the most commonly identified strengths for occupational programs were knowledgeable and experienced faculty, quality internship opportunities, and positive relationships with employers and the community; and (7) the low number of completers in occupational programs remains a concern for most colleges. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.