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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     Program CIP: 10.0202

Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
1 New & Replacement Positions (State) 46 17 17 Healthy
2 *New & Replacement Positions (County Prorated) 34 13 12
3 *Number of Majors 44.5 40 43
3a     Number of Majors Native Hawaiian 10 10 9
3b     Fall Full-Time 72% 69% 65%
3c     Fall Part-Time 28% 31% 35%
3d     Fall Part-Time who are Full-Time in System 2% 0% 0%
3e     Spring Full-Time 67% 68% 63%
3f     Spring Part-Time 33% 32% 37%
3g     Spring Part-Time who are Full-Time in System 0% 0% 0%
4 SSH Program Majors in Program Classes 622 477 576
5 SSH Non-Majors in Program Classes 85 93 108
6 SSH in All Program Classes 707 570 684
7 FTE Enrollment in Program Classes 24 19 23
8 Total Number of Classes Taught 13 13 12

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
9 Average Class Size 18.6 14.6 19 Healthy
10 *Fill Rate 96.8% 73% 99.1%
11 FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 3 2 2
12 *Majors to FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 14.8 20 21.5
13 Majors to Analytic FTE Faculty 30.0 27.7 32.3
13a Analytic FTE Faculty 1.5 1.4 1.3
14 Overall Program Budget Allocation $172,658 $187,558 $222,924
14a General Funded Budget Allocation $172,658 $187,558 $212,424
14b Special/Federal Budget Allocation $0 $0 $0
14c Tuition and Fees $0 $0 $10,500
15 Cost per SSH $244 $329 $326
16 Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes 0 1 0
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: January 27, 2014

Effectiveness Indicators Program Year Effectiveness Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
17 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher) 94% 87% 89% Healthy
18 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 0 7 8
19 *Persistence Fall to Spring 70.4% 80% 80%
19a Persistence Fall to Fall     61.5%
20 *Unduplicated Degrees/Certificates Awarded 14 19 23
20a Degrees Awarded 12 11 5
20b Certificates of Achievement Awarded 6 8 11
20c Advanced Professional Certificates Awarded 0 0 0
20d Other Certificates Awarded 1 15 18
21 External Licensing Exams Passed   Not Reported Not Reported
22 Transfers to UH 4-yr 4 3 4
22a Transfers with credential from program 0 1 2
22b Transfers without credential from program 4 2 2

Distance Education:
Completely On-line Classes
Program Year  
10-11 11-12 12-13
23 Number of Distance Education Classes Taught 0 0 0  
24 Enrollments Distance Education Classes N/A N/A N/A
25 Fill Rate N/A N/A N/A
26 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher) N/A N/A N/A
27 Withdrawals (Grade = W) N/A N/A N/A
28 Persistence (Fall to Spring Not Limited to Distance Education) N/A N/A N/A

Perkins IV Core Indicators
Goal Actual Met  
29 1P1 Technical Skills Attainment 90.00 82.35 Not Met  
30 2P1 Completion 50.00 70.59 Met
31 3P1 Student Retention or Transfer 74.25 78.57 Met
32 4P1 Student Placement 60.00 80.00 Met
33 5P1 Nontraditional Participation 17.00 35.71 Met
34 5P2 Nontraditional Completion 15.25 43.75 Met

Performance Funding Program Year  
10-11 11-12 12-13
35 Number of Degrees and Certificates     16  
36 Number of Degrees and Certificates Native Hawaiian     1
37 Number of Degrees and Certificates STEM     Not STEM
38 Number of Pell Recipients     13
39 Number of Transfers to UH 4-yr     4
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: January 27, 2014
Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

All TVPRO program indicators are reported as "Healthy" for this reporting window.

Current Program cycle - A new cohort of 20 students entered the course sequence for Fall 2012, progressed through Level II courses in Spring 2013, and will be finishing the coursework in Fall 2013.

Demand strengths - New and replacement positions remains steady.  However, this indicator is for TV production positions and does not include Feature Film Production positions.  The program's revised curriculum and new (Fall 2013) studio HD equipment now expands employment opportunities because the film industry is rapidly switching from tranditional photo/chemical 35mm film production to HD video production.  Consequently, in addition to traditional video careeers, our students are well positioned to enter this larger production community previously closed to them because LCC never offered instruction or equipment for traditional film production.  Persistance remains at more than double the campus average.

Demand weaknesses - It may be necessary to expand the criteria to include Feature Film Production for a more accurate demand snapshot.

Efficiency strengths - Average class size remains consistant, but the fill rate has jumped to over 99%, with no low enrolled classes.

Efficiency weaknesses - None

Effectiveness strenghts - Persistance rates remain consistant and significantly exceeds the college average.  Unduplicated degrees and certificates has jumped upwards.  This is due to strong encouragement by the faculty to complete grad checks for each incremental achievement and required courses available to them from Certificate of Completion (Fall 2012) to Certificate of Achievement (Spring 2013), and finally to A.S. degree levels (Fall 2013.)

Effectiveness weaknesses - Transfers to a UH 4-yr campus remains low due to lack of articulation agreements within the UH system.  This is an on-going issue and requires additional articulation efforts within the system.

The only indicator not met was 1P1 Technical Skills Attainment.  While the goal is 90%, the program attained 82.35%.  This was due primarily to two concentrators receiving incomplete grades who dropped out of the program and LCC, as well as 8 withdrawals.

Part III. Action Plan

Effectiveness indicator #22 Transfers to UH 4 year remains low at 4 students.  While this is not a new issue, articulation within the UH system requires more effort.  Because LCC courses by definition are numbered at the lower division (100-200), and most UH four year degrees start major course numbering at the upper division level (300-400), direct articulation is nearly impossible.  However, the program is currently negotiating five potential upper division course substitutions with the Communications Department at UHM.

Because  many DOE courses now mis-labeled "Digital Media" should be considered Television and Film production courses, it may be time to consider a name change for the TVPRO Program and course titles.  Several options which better reflect digital cinema content and production are now being considered.

Part IV. Resource Implications

The new HD studio went on-line in Fall 2013 for instructional use, so supervision and management of this new facility is of concern.  Previously, the TVPRO program shared the EMC studio facility, and EMC student help and Engineering personnel could  manage equipment check-outs and monitor studio use.  Now that the TVPRO instructional studio is housed in a separate location, it is unsupervised.  Meetings have been held to explore solutions, but the solutions have not yet been agreed upon.  However, it appears that additional qualified personnel may be necessary to provide safety, security, and oversight for  the new studio.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

For the 2012-2013 program year, some or all of the following P-SLOs were reviewed by the program:

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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.

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