ERIC Number: ED469891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability and Productivity in the Community College System, Fiscal Year 2002.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
This report, conducted by the Illinois Community College Board, highlights and summarizes accountability activities and initiatives described by Illinois' 48 community colleges in their 2002 Accountability/Program Review Reports. The report provides evidence that Illinois' comprehensive community colleges play a vital role in the state's educational and workforce preparation. Highlights include: (1) nearly every college described initiatives and partnerships with universities/colleges relating to teacher preparation; (2) the need to be increasingly accountable for student achievement and preparation has led educators to assess their efforts from a student learning (outcomes) perspective rather than the traditional teaching (learning) perspective; (3) during fiscal year 2002, colleges reviewed a total of 84 academic disciplines, 26 adult and developmental education and English-as-a-Second-Language programs, and 681 career and technical education programs; (4) as a result of reviews, 536 programs were continued with minor improvements, 38 were significantly modified, 59 were identified for elimination, and 48 were scheduled for further review; and (5) the most commonly identified strengths for career and technical education programs were knowledgeable and experienced faculty, active advisory committees, quality internship and work-based learning opportunities, and positive relationships with employers and the community; weaknesses were low enrollments, low completions, and need for updated curricula or equipment. Appendix contains three summary tables. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.