ERIC Number: ED327264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Development Plan. Presented to the Department of Advanced Education, Government of Alberta.
Lethbridge Community Coll. (Alberta).
At Lethbridge Community College (LCC) in Lethbridge, Alberta, widely acknowledged as Canada's first community college, personal and professional development is stressed for all staff and students. The mission of LCC is to meet the needs of adults throughout their lives by providing excellent learning opportunities through high quality programs and services. Demand for these programs at the college is determined by three factors: employment opportunities for graduates; career interests of potential graduates; and training initiatives promoted by sponsoring agencies and governments. While the college's overall program mix is diverse, there are a number of unique college programs including irrigation technology, farm financial management, and engineering design and drafting technology. Recently, five substantial planning activities have been initiated to address aspects of the college's continued development. In addition, four trends and issues have been identified by college constituencies as most likely to affect college operations in the 1990s: (1) the influence of learners; (2) the type of educational/training services which will be required during the 1990's; (3) the content and quality of instruction available during the 1990s; (4) and the availability of financial resources and the appropriate human and physical resources during the 1990's. Inspired by its diversity, LCC foresees development as client-centered, building on strengths, extending programs, and pursuing new technologies. From these foundations, the college anticipates increased enrollments, a current staff, the maintenance of facilities, increased funding, and a change in mandate. Appendixes list programs, enrollment projections, budgets, enrollment growth, and initiatives under consideration. (JMC)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Enrollment Projections, Government School Relationship, Institutional Mission, Mission Statements, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Demography, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lethbridge Community Coll. (Alberta).