ERIC Number: ED101821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Portland Community College, Rock Creek: A Community Based Educational Shopping Center.
De Bernardis, Amo
An overview is presented of Portland Community College's plans to create the Rock Creek campus, scheduled to open in January 1976. The physical environment is considered to be an important factor in a student's cultural and aesthetic experience, and all facilities have been designed with this in mind. The philosophy guiding campus planning is one of maximizing college-community interaction. It is hoped that the campus architecture will blend into the community and that the campus will be considered as a cultural and educational center for local community residents of all ages. Within a "shopping center" format, all offerings will be openly displayed, clearly labeled, priced, and described. Modular scheduling, performance objectives, and core curricula will characterize the student-centered learning process. The campus will undertake periodic educational audits to keep programs abreast of changes in technology, knowledge, and community needs. Facilities will include an Educational Clinic for diagnosis of individual student needs and a Learning Resources Support Center. Satellite units, TV courses, and mobile learning units will also be a part of Rock Creek's educational services. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.