Field 7

3.7) Program Efficiency

Compare anticipated cost per SSH, cost per major, SSH/faculty, average class size or other quantitative measures with other programs in the college and similar programs on other UH campuses.

 For NEW programs, to obtain information about other UH Leeward and UHCC campuses' programs, go the to UHCC Annual Report of Instructional Program Data page. For Leeward program data, select the Program Reports button to access the Leeward program lists. Select the desired program from the drop-down Program list.

For other UHCC campuses' program data, return to the Leeward CC page, and select the desired college from the horizontal menu.

SSH (student semester hours) is calculated by multiplying the number of students taking a class by the number of credits that can be earned for that class.For example, 20 students enrolled in a 3 credit class would generate 60 SSHs.

For MODIFIED programs, only this sentence is required: "This is an existing program."




Example from TIM (ASC-Academic Subject Certificate) new:

The Academic Subject Certificate in Travel Industry Management will provide an additional incentive for students to complete their AA degree and gain job skills at the same time.

  • For the 90% of AA students who do not transfer to four-year universities, this program will expand their employment opportunities.
  • Since the required courses for this program are the same courses required for the certificate and associate degree programs in Management, it is anticipated that enrollments in these courses will increase

Example from Teaching (AA-Associate of Arts) modification:

Four full time faculty members have been added since the program was approved -- a program coordinator and an instructor (Spring 2006), and a counselor and an education media specialist (Fall 2006).    Two additional instructors  and a clerical position will be hired in Spring 2007 to begin in Fall 2007.

The AAT program had 10 graduates in May, 2006 and 4 graduates in December 2006.  The program expects 13 graduates in May 2007 and estimates that 25 will graduate in May 2008.

The program offered 48 credits in 2006-2007 with a total of 742 SSH.  This included courses being offered for the first time to the general student population in addition to the courses offered to DOE Educational Assistants.  Due to the fact that this program is currently completing its first full year of implementation, it is too soon to report average class sizes as a significant quantitative measure of the program. Very little marketing of the program had been done leading up to the 2006-2007 academic year.  With the addition of an 11-month dedicated counselor whose emphasis has been on recruitment of students, it is fully expected that the numbers of students taking education courses leading to the AAT degree will increase significantly.  With the addition of two new instructors, the program expects to offer 45 credits each semester.

The most recent data (2008-09) prepared for the 2009 program review demonstrates a healthy demand with cautionary efficiency due to several factors: our class size at our LCC Waianae campus continues to be smaller as we build our program at that site. Due to the fact that we are a new program, our capstone course, ED 295 has had a small enrollment because students have to complete the core education courses prior to taking this course. We are seeing our numbers rise as more students move through the pipeline.

At this point, there are no other comparable programs in the UH system. 

Example from Accounting (CA-Certificate of Achievement) modification:

This is an already existing program.  The program is being modified per advice from Accounting Advisory Board, Fall 2008.

Example from Culinary Arts (AAS-Associate in Applied Science) modification:

This is an approved program of study. Modification is being submitted to align with UH system-wide Culinary Arts Program Coordinating Council articulation.