ERIC Number: ED462088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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A Brief Synopsis of the Salient Findings in the Latest "System Performance on Partnership for Excellence Goals" Report (April 2001).
Cuesta Coll., San Luis Obispo, CA. Matriculation and Research Services.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
This document is an overview of the results of the statewide Partnership for Excellence (PFE) program at Cuesta College (California). The PFE program is designed to improve the performance and services of the 108 California community colleges. The PFE program emphasizes five main goals for Cuesta: (1) an increase from 55,149 in 1998-99 to 78,582 by 2005-06 in the number of students who transferred from community colleges to baccalaureate institutions; (2) an increase from 84,179 in 1995-96 to 116,054 in 2005-06 in the number of degrees and certificates awarded; (3) an increase in the rate of successful course completions from 68.33% in 1995-96 to 70.8% in 2005-06 for transferable courses; (4) an increase from 16,810 in 1995-96 to 24,599 in 2005-06 in the number of successfully completed apprenticeship courses; and (5) an increase from 108,566 for the 1995-98 cohort to 150,754 by 2005-06 in the number of students completing coursework at least one level above their prior basic skills enrollment. Cuesta has already exceeded its goal of 820 Associate of Arts and/or Associate of Science degrees awarded, but the number of certificates awarded suffered a sharp decrease (from 448 to 127). This is most likely due to a format change in the way the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office categorizes the number of certificates awarded. (Contains 42 tables.) (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Cuesta Coll., San Luis Obispo, CA. Matriculation and Research Services.; California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.