ERIC Number: ED192849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Community College Study.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
The history, administration, and governance of the Washington Community College System (WCCS) are analyzed in this seven-part report prepared for the state legislature. Part I presents background information on the WCCS's role and mission, history, students, programs, personnel, facilities, finances, student costs, and future. Part II discusses public opinion of WCCS's performance based upon a 1980 survey of 1,173 households, which sought information about past attendance, satisfaction with programs and services, awareness of and participation in vocational/technical institutes, degree of confidence in various educational systems, and demography. Part III examines the configuration of district boundaries and the effects of boundary modifications. The functions of multi-campus district offices are described in Part IV, and their relationships with individual colleges and the State Board for Community College Education are considered. Part V analyzes the governance of the WCCS and describes each of the statewide organizations, committees, and agencies that influence decision-making at community colleges. Part VI analyzes the question of the desirability of maintaining a dual system of vocational education, under which community colleges and vocational/technical institutes operate separately. The final section provides a special report on Olympia Technical Community College. (JP)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Programs, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational History, Enrollment Trends, Governance, Multicampus Districts, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, School District Reorganization, State Colleges, State School District Relationship, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Technical Institutes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington