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Instructional Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD)

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College: Leeward Community College
Program: Television Production

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Program Description

Program Mission:  To provide the skills, experiences, and learning for TVPro majors required by employers to enter the television production profession and related film industry HDTV career areas.

Students develop skills in lighting, audio, location & studio production, directing, editing, camera operation, and television graphics. This career-oriented program is designed for students seeking job-entry skills, retraining or upgrading in professional digital cinematography, with emphasis on all aspects of video production. The program is demanding, condensed, academically challenging, and requires substantial time commitments. Courses and extensive hands-on labs include the use of state-of-the-art digital video technology and equipment, emphasizing video equipment operation, storytelling, application and mastery of equipment, and aesthetics.

Leeward’s TV PRO program is uniquely co-designed by industry leaders and university educators to provide the knowledge skills necessary to enter the TV production profession. Our courses, taught by working professionals and subject specialists, train students for entry-level positions in broadcast and non-broadcast operations in the television and HDTV film production field.

Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Overall Program Health: Healthy

Majors Included: TVPR

Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
1 New & Replacement Positions (State) 27 46 17 Healthy
2 *New & Replacement Positions (County Prorated) 16 34 13
3 *Number of Majors 48 45 40
4 SSH Program Majors in Program Classes 603 622 477
5 SSH Non-Majors in Program Classes 111 85 93
6 SSH in All Program Classes 714 707 570
7 FTE Enrollment in Program Classes 24 24 19
8 Total Number of Classes Taught 11 13 13

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
9 Average Class Size 22.3 18.6 14.6 Healthy
10 *Fill Rate 100% 97% 73%
11 FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 3 3 2
12 *Majors to FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 16 14.8 20
13 Majors to Analytic FTE Faculty 38.1 30.0 27.7
13a Analytic FTE Faculty 1.3 1.5 1.4
14 Overall Program Budget Allocation $67,874 $172,658 $187,558
14a General Funded Budget Allocation $67,874 $172,658 $187,558
14b Special/Federal Budget Allocation $0 $0 $0
14c Tuition and Fees Not Reported Not Reported $0
15 Cost per SSH $95 $244 $329
16 Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes 0 0 1

Effectiveness Indicators Program Year Effectiveness Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
17 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher) 98% 94% 87% Healthy
18 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 0 0 7
19 *Persistence (Fall to Spring) 80% 70% 80%
20 *Unduplicated Degrees/Certificates Awarded 17 14 19
20a Degrees Awarded 2 12 11
20b Certificates of Achievement Awarded 9 6 8
20c Advanced Professional Certificates Awarded 0 0 0
20d Other Certificates Awarded 15 1 15
21 External Licensing Exams Passed Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
22 Transfers to UH 4-yr 2 4 3
22a Transfers with credential from program 0 0 1
22b Transfers without credential from program 2 4 2

Distance Education:
Completely On-line Classes
Program Year  
09-10 10-11 11-12
23 Number of Distance Education Classes Taught 0 0 0  
24 Enrollment Distance Education Classes 0 0 0
25 Fill Rate 0% 0% 0%
26 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher) 0% 0% 0%
27 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 0 0 0
28 Persistence (Fall to Spring Not Limited to Distance Education) 0% 0% 0%

Perkins IV Core Indicators
Goal Actual Met  
29 1P1 Technical Skills Attainment 90.10 100.00 Met  
30 2P1 Completion 45.00 53.33 Met
31 3P1 Student Retention or Transfer 56.00 85.29 Met
32 4P1 Student Placement 51.00 60.00 Met
33 5P1 Nontraditional Participation 16.25 40.38 Met
34 5P2 Nontraditional Completion 15.15 38.46 Met
Last Updated: August 6, 2012
Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program


Current Program cycle - Students entered the TVPRO Level 1 courses in Spring 2011.  They progressed through Level II courses in Fall 2011 and completed the sequence in Spring 2012.  A new cohort of 20 students entered the course sequence for Fall 2012, and they should be finishing the coursework in Fall 2013.

While all TVPRO program indicators are "Healthy" there are concerns about the number of majors (Demand #3) and SSHs in all program classes (Demand #6).  There are also concerns regarding a drop in average class size (Efficiency #9), and the related fill rate (Efficiency #10).

Number of majors - There has been an 11% decrease in the number of majors from the previous year (45 majors in 2010-2011; 40 in 2011-2012).  In the past, the program aggressively ensured that TVPRO students officially declared their TVPRO major.  However, in our recently revised curriculum, we have included three courses with no prerequisites or co-requisites:  TVPR 101, 210 and 211.  They are open to any LCC student, including non-majors.  We have also not been as aggressive in having students declare their major.  It is possible that the decrease in the number of majors is the result of students neglecting to do the paperwork to change or declare their major.

TVPR 101 is offered every semester.  As a result, that course tends to have a higher impact on reported data than 210 and 211, which are offered once every third semester.  (This program is not year round.)  The TVPR 101 course roster for Fall 2011 indicates that of the 16 students registered, 6 (37%) were non-majors.  Accordingly, the SSHs for Non-Majors in Program Classes have increased from 85 to 93, a 9.4% increase.  However, the number of SSHs for Majors in Program Classes has decreased by 23%.

Part III. Action Plan


While all indicators remain "Healthy," and all Perkins Core Indicators have been met or exceeded, the program needs to determine why the average class size has dropped from 18.6 to 14.6 (about 22%).  Most TVPRO courses are capped at 20 students.  One reason might be the Math 100 or higher prerequisite required to matriculate from Level I courses into Level II and Level III courses.  Student feedback indicates that many TVPRO majors have difficulty meeting this program requirement, which is also a requirement for the Certificate of Achievement and A.S. Degree.  Previously, zero withdrawals were reported in AY 2009-10 and 2010-11, but seven withdrawals were reported in 2011-12.  That unusually high number has certainly affected most of the other 2011-12 indicators including average class size, fill rate, and SSHs in program classes.

The program will have to explore alternatives to traditional transfer level math courses which may include a program modification to include either Math 100 or higher OR Philosophy 110.

Part IV. Resource Implications


Most of the components for the program's conversion to HDTV have been purchased.  However, installation has fallen behind schedule due to construction delays of the new instructional lab/studio in BE103.  As the installation of new equipment progresses, the program expects that some additional components which could not have been anticipated will have to be purchased.  These are smaller items including wiring, connectors, conversion components, etc.

Furniture for the new studio has not yet been ordered.  This includes chairs and other instructional furniture.

The primary resource expenditure for the program will be personnel.  The program will require at least two and possibly three part-time student help positions to oversee security and safety in the new lab/studio because this facility (BE103) is now separate from the EMC which formerly provided these services.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

For the 2011-2012 program year, some or all of the following P-SLOs were reviewed by the program:

this year?
Program Student Learning Outcomes


1. Demonstrate the ability to work as an individual as well as an effective team member.


2. Consistently demonstrate professional qualities demanded by the business.


3. Understand and be able to create concepts, treatments, storyboards, scripts, budgets, and be able to “pitch” these preproduction tools in a professional manner.


4. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to use modern digital video studio cameras and digital camcorders and camera mounting equipment as required by the industry.


5. Demonstrate an understanding of the history, theory, and aesthetics of television, film, and the moving image.


6. Understand media literacy and demonstrate professional ethics as applied to the moving image.


7. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to operate current nonlinear digital editing equipment.


8. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to apply current television and film lighting techniques.


9. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to use current sound sources and audio equipment specific to sound acquisition, recording, sweetening, editing, and post- production.


10. Demonstrate and apply the skills at a professional level to block and direct a multi-camera field or studio production as well as a single camera movie-style production, using proper terminology and techniques.


11. Understand and apply basic video and audio engineering techniques in order to produce a professionally acceptable television signal which meets FCC requirements for broadcast.


12. Create acceptable and appropriate digital graphics necessary for television production.


13. Understand and apply advanced aesthetic concepts and theories to television productions in relation to use of light, color, two and three dimensional screen spaces and forces, depth, volume, visualization, motion, time and sound to achieve professional results.

A) Evidence of Industry Validation

Advisory Committee approvals.

B) Expected Level Achievement

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C) Courses Assessed

101, 126, 136, 142, 151, 211, 251, 121, 226, 227, 210, 276, 292, 294, 291, 293C

D) Assessment Strategy/Instrument

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E) Results of Program Assessment

All TVPRO courses have been mapped to Program SLOs in TK20.  Individual course SLO assessments have been evaluated.  Through the mapped course SLOs, the PLOs have been assessed.  However, it has been discovered during this evaluation process that the TVPRO universal rubric for individual course SLO assessments needs to be revised.  We can't use the same rubric with different course formats, means of delivery, pedagogy, and instructional methods.  Some course SLOs, for example, require mastery of information delivered through lecture while others primarily depend on mastery of equipment use.  Therefore, individual scoring rubrics for each TVPRO course SLO are being revised and developed at this time.

F) Other Comments

Rubrics originally submitted for all TVPRO courses were deemed too generic by the faculty.  All existing rubrics are being rewritten at this time.

G) Next Steps

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