ERIC Number: ED471962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Institutional Self Study in Support of Reaffirmation of Accreditation.
El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
El Camino College, California, is a public two-year college in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. The El Camino College District encompasses 5 high school districts, 12 elementary school districts and nine cities, with a population of almost 1 million. The district is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees, each representing one of the five school districts. In fall 2001, 24.6% of students were Caucasian, 29% Hispanic, 16.6% African American, 15.1% Asian, 3.3% Filipino, and 0.5% Native American. Women represent 54% of students, and 31% of students identify themselves as evening students. There has been a 4% decline in African-American students over the last 6 years, a trend which the College would like to reverse. To accomplish this goal, the College has recently signed a lease for a new center in Inglewood, California. This self study addresses the following 10 institutional standards: (1) institutional mission; (2) institutional integrity, which includes a commitment to the integrity of academic freedom and the teaching-learning process; (3) institutional effectiveness; (4) educational programs; (5) student support and development; (6) information and learning resources; (7) faculty and staff; (8) physical resources; (9) financial resources; and (10) governance and administration. (Contains 45 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Excellence in Education, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Leadership, Mission Statements, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.; Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aptos, CA. Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.