ERIC Number: ED365359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa's Community Colleges: A Silver Anniversary Report.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges.
In commemorating the 25-year history of Iowa's community college system, this report describes the colleges' programs and services, presents a vision for the future, and provides historical and descriptive profiles of the system's 15 colleges. An introductory section reviews the missions of Iowa's community colleges, focusing on educational access, quality, and responsiveness. The next section of the report describes college programs, services, and functions, with separate sections focusing on vocational/technical education, arts and sciences, adult and continuing education, student services, developmental studies, and economic development. For each academic area, longitudinal data on enrollments and degrees awarded are provided for every 5 years from 1970 to 1990. The final section presents the vision of the future, listing as primary issues: (1) developing new partnerships with schools, colleges and universities, and business and industry; (2) demonstrating fiscal accountability through effective resource management; (3) developing Iowa's workforce; (4) ensuring program effectiveness; and (5) increasing educational services for special audiences such as the economically disadvantaged and people of color. Appendix A provides a history of Iowa's community colleges from 1918 through the present, including projections of future developments. Appendix B contains data tables and graphs with data from 1967 to 1991, covering local property taxes, tuition fees, state support, revenues and expenditures, credit enrollments, and total headcount enrollments. Appendix C provides the profiles of 15 colleges, including data on campus size, staffing, enrollments, degrees awarded, costs, financial aid, student activities, and instructional programs. The final appendix provides a state map of district and campus locations. (PAA)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Faculty, College Graduates, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational History, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Futures (of Society), Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Community Colleges.