ERIC Number: ED465386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Howard Community College 1998 Performance Accountability Report.
Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Planning and Evaluation.
This is a report on the 1998 performance accountability assessment conducted by Howard Community College (HCC) (Maryland) to examine overall institutional effectiveness. Enrollment trends show that more students are attending HCC, which will require more facility space, instructors, and student support. HCC addresses this issue by offering more distance learning programs and courses at off-campus sites. Growth in state funding and property tax increases will enable HCC to maintain lower tuition and fees. The report emphasizes six areas of interest: (1) access and affordability; (2) learner-centered focus for curriculum and programs; (3) campus diversity; (4) economic and workforce development; (5) effective use of public funding; and (6) community outreach. Results show that HCC is offering a variety of courses to attract diverse students. HCC is gathering more feedback from students through satisfaction surveys on ways to improve college programs and services. Diversity statistics show that minority student enrollment at HCC has remained consistent; however, the percent of full-time minority faculty has declined over the last 2 years. The transfer rate of minority students is also lower than college set benchmarks and expectations. HCC has developed a specialized transfer center and maintains a Web site for students interested in transferring to four-year institutions. Satisfaction surveys show that HCC is preparing students for career choices and meeting industry needs. HCC is also reaching out to the community by offering more non-credit courses on a variety of topics. The report states that HCC allocates funds mainly to assist instructional and academic support. The report includes tables with specific statistics on HCC goals and accountability indicators. (MKF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Accreditation (Institutions), College Role, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Enrollment, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.howardcc.edu/plan&eval/mission.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Planning and Evaluation.