ERIC Number: ED176816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
Criteria and Procedures to be Used in the Establishment or Expansion of Community Colleges and Extension Centers in Alaska.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
In order to govern the proliferation of community colleges and extension centers in Alaska, guiding principles for their creation and expansion were established. The first section of the report deals with the procedures a community's request for new or additional facilities should follow. It clarifies the role of those officials involved in handling such a request, states the requirement for a needs assessment, and indicates to whom the needs assessment report should be sent for evaluation and approval. The second section describes the minimum criteria a higher education institution should meet in delivering community college services. These criteria relate to enrollment, programs, facilities, and services. The third section provides minimum criteria in the same areas for determining whether or not an extension center should be established. The final section describes in detail the content of the needs study to be submitted by the community to the Board of Regents and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. The report should include enrollment projections; a cost-benefit analysis; statements of proposed facilities, programs, costs, sources of revenue, and evaluation methods; evidence of the availability of community and library support; and physical descriptions of the proposed site and service area. An appendix provides guidelines for two-year college learning resources programs. (AYC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Note: Appendix II has been deleted due to irreproducibility