ERIC Number: ED366367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Planning Study: Staff Recommendations.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
In keeping with the State of Washington capital budget allocations for 1991-1993, and with provisions of the 1993-95 state budget proposal, the state Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) undertook a study to determine a preferred organizational model for the construction of a new community college to serve the north King and south Snohomish Counties area. The three-part study utilized an independent consultant to provide an impartial assessment of postsecondary education needs in the study area; established a project coordination team (PCT), consisting of representatives of the University of Washington (UW), the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Shoreline Community College, and the HECB Office of Financial Management; and solicited public comment through two public meetings concerning the consultant's findings and recommendations. Based on an examination of enrollment needs, the assessment of community attitudes, and a comparative evaluation of alternative models, the following conclusions and recommendations emerged: (1) the co-location of the new college with a planned upper division/graduate branch of UW was the preferred organizational structure; and (2) among three proposed sites examined, the Truly Farm property is the only viable option for the location of the dual campus. A review of the legislative background to the proposed new community college, a discussion of three proposed sites, a list of consultant recommendations, and the PCT and public hearing comments are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.