Mt. Hood Community College District Board will spend additional time reviewing proposal on seven programs
GRESHAM, Ore. – The
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) District Board of Education will take
additional time to review information on the possibility of phasing out seven of
the college’s programs.
The board has been examining the data as part of an Academic
Revitalization process in which seven programs were recommended to be phased
out. The board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 18, but no
action will be taken regarding Academic Revitalization or the seven programs at
“This is not something we take lightly. Board members asked
for additional information on the impacts of the cuts, and therefore would like
time to review the new data to ensure we make an informed decision about these
seven programs,” said MHCC Board Chair Diane McKeel.
Following the Dec. 18 meeting, the board will reconvene in
January, but no date or agenda have been set for that meeting yet. The programs
being considered for phase out are:
- Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
- Business Technology
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Practical Nursing
- Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education
These seven programs are being considered for phase out as
part of MHCC’s Academic Revitalization process, which was a review of 61
programs and disciplines across the college that began last year following a
directive from the board. The process of examining programs was initiated in
order to help address budgetary concerns, as well as to comply with upcoming
changes to college accreditation requirements that will soon be highly focused
on student achievement.
Further information on MHCC District Board of Education
meeting dates and agendas will be distributed when it is available.