ERIC Number: ED462986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Maui Community College: A Comparative Assessment of Programs.
Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.
Between fall 1987 and 1992, Maui Community College's (MCC's) (Hawaii) enrollment increased by 40%, to 2,799 students. This growth was a result of increased student and community interest in higher education on all three islands in Maui County, as well as MCC's aggressive recruitment and educational program delivery. However, budget restrictions have required the college to "do more with less," complicating program administration and compromising policies and curricula. This document describes the comparative assessment of programs process and its results at MCC. Highlights include: (1) overall campus ratings reflect characteristics consistent with significant growth; (2) vocational/technical programs are well-enrolled, but there is a need for larger capacity in some classes; (3) liberal arts courses are heavily enrolled and in high demand, so much so that the writing-intensive courses in areas where small numbers of courses are offered may artificially and unfairly lower the overall averages; (4) the volume of student-related increases and resulting growth in lecturer-taught classes have affected all non-instructional programs (i.e. technical support staff are overloaded); and (5) Student Services program outcomes ratings are comparatively lower than most other non-instructional ratings, including Financial Aid and Admissions. This document discusses each type of program, its assessment, and recommendations for action and improvement. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.