ERIC Number: ED234865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Statement of Mission and Statewide Priorities.
Recommendations are presented from a "blue ribbon" committee formed to review and modify the Statement of Mission and Statewide Priorities of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. The first sections present the members of the commission and provide a background to the committee's deliberations. Next, committee recommendations are highlighted, including the decision not to attempt to resolve governance issues; the suggestion to remove the word "priorities" from the Board's statement of mission; the proposal to include words (e.g., "will", "should", and "may") to indicate a sense of priorities regarding programs and services; and the addition of two new categories for associate degrees and general education. Next, unresolved issues are presented, including the way in which the community colleges' responsibility for access should be described, and whether to enumerate particular types of discrimination in the Board's non-discrimination statement. Finally, the original and recommended mission statements of the Board are presented, focusing on the statewide mission; community college access; and programs and services in the areas of transfer education, associate degrees, certificate programs, general education, joint programs, remediation and basic skills education, continuing and community education, and community and student services. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 12 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Millbrae, CA, October 27-28, 1983).