ERIC Number: ED175488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Commission on the Future: Final Recommendations.
Angel, Dan; Sharp, Sam
A "Commission of the Future" was created at Imperial Valley College (IVC) to reevaluate college mission and function. The 29-member commission, composed of faculty, staff, students, and community members, addressed itself to two main tasks. Task #1 was to review written information and data available from two existing state organizations--the Commission on Governmental Reform and the Community College Financing Project. An effort was made to develop policy recommendations based on this information in the four areas of mission and function, finance, governance, and management. In Task #2, the Commission was asked to review philosophy, operational realities and the financial limitations resulting from Proposition 13, and to suggest any changes in mission, activities, or financial structure. Principal recommendations of the Commission included: (1) community colleges must remain open-access; (2) top priority must be given to lower division transfer, occupational, and basic skills programs; (3) financing should be supported through sales taxes--student tuition should be considered; (4) academic tenure should be retained with provision for periodic review by a state board; and (5) the strong local policy base which characterizes California community colleges should be retained and enhanced. Meeting agendas and related materials are appended. (DR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Imperial Valley Coll., CA.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document