ERIC Number: ED181963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Hawaii's Community Colleges: Directions for the 80's.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
The 1970's saw considerable advancement toward fulfilling the mission of the community colleges of Hawaii. Out of the successes and unmet needs of the 1970's and based upon assumptions about future changes and constraints, 11 directions were specified for the 1980's. With regard to instructional services, the directions are: emphasize continuing improvement of the quality of instruction and programs; strengthen faculty and staff development opportunities to ensure ongoing renewal and vitality; and implement career development approaches in all degree and certificate programs. Four directions focus on improving access to community college education: strengthen the relationship between the colleges and their communities; expand programs and services for older and non-traditional students; continue to emphasize development of basic skills as a foundation for academic success; and strengthen services to help students make maximal use of the opportunities available through the community colleges. The final four directions are concerned with developing and maintaining high quality administrative services: strengthen college administrations to improve leadership; reassess activities to increase efficiency; and improve cooperation, coordination, and sharing among the community colleges. The report also examines the history and mission of the colleges, provides a planning context, and discusses implementation. (AYC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Role, Ancillary Services, Basic Skills, College Administration, College Role, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Instructional Improvement, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Older Adults, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Statewide Planning, Teacher Role, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.