Program Prioritization process
Inver Hills Community College is committed to our mission and we are dedicated to the power and promise of education—to inspire students, build careers and strengthen communities. As an institution, it is important that we have high-quality programs that support areas of interest to students, including transfer to a four-year institution and in fields that have strong job outlooks.
During the summer session, Inver Hills Community College conducted a comprehensive evaluation of all academic programs. The purpose of Program Prioritization process is designed to identify programs to grow, maintain, monitor, redesign or potentially suspend.
The following programs have initially been identified as programs that may be suspended:
- China Studies (CHIN)
- Construction Management (CMSV)
- Legal Administrative Assistant (OSYS)
Three programs have been initially categorized as programs to suspend. Suspension means that the courses would not be scheduled/available for students to enroll in as of the effective date of suspension. If there is a final determination to suspend any/all of these programs following the comment period, the programs would likely be suspended effective spring semester 2017. Students currently in the program would still be able to completion their degrees/certificates.
- The primary factors contributing to the preliminary decision to suspend China Studies include no enrollment, poor outcomes related to student success, and no degrees granted.
- The primary factors contributing to the preliminary decision to suspend Construction Management include low enrollment, high program costs, poor outcomes related to student success, and low number of degrees granted.
- The primary factors contributing to the preliminary decision to suspend Legal Administrative Assistant include very low enrollment and low number of degrees granted.
We are notifying you and other constituents about this preliminary decision to provide opportunities for input before determining final program status for the programs listed above. The Comment Period will occur from Aug. 22 – Sep. 9, 2016. During this time, we welcome any feedback you may have on this preliminary decision. Once the Comment Period concludes, we will review the input from stakeholders and determine the final status of these programs.