ERIC Number: ED116756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
New Dimensions for the Los Angeles Community College District. Report of the Commission on New Dimensions.
Erickson, Lowell J., Ed.
This document presents a plan for a new district-wide college, the New Dimensions College, which would incorporate a wide range of external, nontraditional programs, moving such concepts out of the realm of experimentation and into the realm of active application. The total approach presented here would have the entire Los Angeles Community College District as its service community, and would provide programs too costly or impractical for the 10 individual campuses through a college-without-walls. This report is organized along the lines of the research, discussions, and reflections of a 12-member planning Commission organized in April 1975, and is divided into eight chapters. Chapter I discusses the formation, assignment, and organization of the Commission. Chapter II discusses the need for new planning and organizational strategies. Chapter III describes current district-wide programs and services, including the overseas program, programs for individuals, cooperative and community programs, and student and media services. Chapter IV presents three possible organizational models, along with a recommended model for which personnel and financing are discussed. Chapters V and VI deal with innovations in programs and services. The concluding two chapters deal with needs assessment, detailed planning, and implementation. (NHM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, External Degree Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Multicampus Districts, Nontraditional Education, Two Year Colleges
Commission on New Dimensions, Los Angeles Community College District, 2140 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90006
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.