ERIC Number: ED462121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Houston Community College System (HCCS) Institutional Effectiveness Report, 1999-2000: "Closing the Loop" on "A Vision for the Future."
Houston Community Coll. System, TX. Office of Institutional Research.
The first part of this report summarizes the Houston Community College System's (HCCS) (Texas) level of achievement toward accomplishing the strategic planning goals and objectives for 1997-2000, as outlined in a previous document, "A Vision for the Future." Overall, HCCS achieved or partially achieved 88% of its established goals and objectives. HCCS has opened seven new facilities, which enabled the colleges to consolidate multiple leased facilities and vacate an evening-only facility. In addition, a new administrative center was purchased, which allowed consolidation and sale of five deteriorated buildings. Part 2 of the report identifies seven indicators that are critical to measuring institutional effectiveness: (1) access and equity; (2) student progress/student satisfaction; (3) workforce programs; (4) university transfer; (5) economic development and lifelong learning; (6) cultural and cross-cultural development; and (7) institutional support. Highlights of Part 2 include: the findings that the percentage of fall semester student course completers remained constant at about 77% for the 3 plan years; 85% of employers indicated they would recommend hiring an HCCS graduate; and 82% of HCCS graduates felt their academic preparation was good or excellent. Part 3 offers overall results of unit planning and evaluation; Part 4 offers overall results of the educational program review. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Educational Facilities, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Institutional Cooperation, Organizational Development, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Program Administration, Program Improvement, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.hccs.cc.tx.us/system/admin/research/00IErpt.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Houston Community Coll. System, TX. Office of Institutional Research.