ERIC Number: ED105918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
The B.D.-240 and the Future of the Peralta Community College District.
Selo, Peter A.
This document examines the position of the Peralta Community College District as defined by the Budget Division-240 (B.D.-240), a statistical projection prepared annually by the California Department of Finance which measures the current and future student load on California community college districts. This load is used as an index of the demand for educational services and also as a guide for allocating the state's resources for educational purposes. The assumptions underlying the projections developed by the B.D.-240 are noted, and the procedures used in computing the B.D.-240 are described. Peralta District is projected to have a stable student load through 1984. However, a comparison of the projected figures with the actual figures through fall 1974 suggests that the demand for Peralta's educational services will decline and not remain stable as projected. Recommendations are made to reverse the pattern of declining enrollments: (1) intensify recruiting efforts; (2) develop a systematic approach for provision of auxiliary services or additional classes for special interests; (3) maximize the number of graded classes as opposed to adult offerings; and (4) increase the number of Weekly Student Contact Hours generated by each college. A copy of Peralta's B.D.-240 for fall 1974 is appended. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peralta Community Coll. System, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California