ERIC Number: ED118192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Navajo County Community College District; Its History, Its Future, 1961-1985.
Northland Pioneer Coll., Holbrook, AZ.
This document presents an overview of the history and characteristics of Northland Pioneer College (NPC), established in 1974 to serve Navajo County, a rural, sparsely populated area in northeastern Arizona (70 percent Indian Reservation land). The information presented in this document is intended to be of assistance in future planning for NPC. The college is organized according to a "minicenter" concept with four centers, each of which has a population service area of 3,500 to 7,500. Much of the equipment and supplies of the college have been mobilized to provide for easy delivery from center to center, and faculty who are willing to travel among the centers have been hired. This document covers the history of the college from its conception, through the opening of its doors in 1974, to projections for the future. NPC's goals are discussed, and student, faculty, and administrator characteristics are described. A special area of concentration is the school's relationship to the community it serves. Facilities and financial resources are discussed, and a recommendation is made that a bond election be undertaken to provide the funds for some permanent facilities. Data related to Navajo County population, employment, business, and NPC enrollment, student and faculty characteristics, and finances are presented in tabular form. (NHM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Decentralization, Delivery Systems, Educational Facilities Design, Facility Planning, Financial Support, Found Spaces, Mobile Educational Services, Relocatable Facilities, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northland Pioneer Coll., Holbrook, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona