Feedback Sought Nov. 17 on Workforce Programs

Published on: November 01, 2010

Lone Star College-CyFair is hosting a community forum Nov. 17 for community industry partners, as well as students, faculty and staff to comment on several workforce programs.
 
The Lone Star College System Workforce programs undergo program review for quality assurance every three years according to the published/established schedule, in accordance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) guidelines.

Program review is the process for evaluating a program to improve, enhance, and/or determine the viability of the program.  The process involves a series of steps involving faculty, staff, former students and administrators in the preparation of a self-study document as well as community and industry partners to provide input.

“This forum is part of our response to increased accountability of our programs,” said Vice President of Student Learning Dr. Feleccia Moore-Davis. “We also want to ensure our programs are meeting community needs, and preparing our students with the right tools and skills to enter a changing workforce.” 

The workforce programs to be reviewed this year are Medical Assisting, Interpreter Training and Nursing: Licensed Vocational Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing.

“The purpose of the forum is fourfold,” said Dr. Moore-Davis. “One - to facilitate college ownership of these programs; second - to showcase the great work that is done in our workforce programs; three - to gain input from our stakeholders on the future of these programs and four - to connect the needs of these programs to our budgeting process.” 

Dean Ted Lewis will facilitate the forum in which program leaders will prepare a 20-minute presentation on the summative data in recent program reviews and focus on any corrective actions, activities and future plans.  

This Workforce Program Review Forum will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Center, room 153, at 9191 Barker Cypress.

For program information, go to LoneStar.edu.