ERIC Number: ED046376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Design for Excellence: Washington State Community College System Master Plan. Volume III, Long-Range Development Requirements.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
This third of three related volumes estimates the operating and capital resources necessary to support each district in the Washington state community college system during the next decade. Anyone 18 years of age or older is considered a potential consumer of the programs. Because the percentage of the population falling into this category is steadily increasing, and more of them are availing themselves of community college programs, a comprehensive, up-to-date system must be maintained to meet the demand. It is anticipated that growth in state community college enrollment will more than double from 52,700 FTE's in 1969 to 117,300 by 1980. While the college districts have been able to hold down overall costs through serving more students with equivalent resources and deferring some construction expenditures, increases in operating funds will be required to sustain and improve the current level of service. The increasing demand for educational services makes necessary additional instructional and support facilities, whether on campus or in the community. Minimum guidelines for capital construction, developed by the state board, are based on a combination of utilization rates for instructional space and of space per station. These guidelines, coupled with cost-level guidelines, provide solid criteria for the evaluation of capital fund requests. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.