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ERIC Number: ED260750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul-18
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
College in Paradise! (Paradise Valley Shopping Mall).
Schoolland, Lucile B.
Rio Salado Community College (RSCC), a non-campus college within the Maricopa Community College District, offers hundreds of day, late afternoon, and evening classes at locations throughout the county. The Paradise Valley community had always participated heavily in the evening classes offered by RSCC at local high schools. In fall 1982, an effort was initiated by RSCC personnel to find a location within the community for day classes and more student services. The answer to this search came through a proposal from Westcor (a shopping mall developer) that the mezzanine of the new Paradise Valley Mall be used by the community college. Community response was enthusiastic. A formal advisory committee for the center was formed to serve as a sounding board as courses, programs, schedules, services, and proposals for publicizing the center were explored. A Subcommittee on Publicity Endeavors (SCOPE) was created to help direct the public relations effort from a business viewpoint. The total effort of the community advisory committee and RSCC personnel helped start the fall 1983 semester with 1,424 students, increasing to 1,758 by spring. During the first two semesters of operations, 150 classes, focusing primarily on the general studies requirements for the districts associate degree programs, were offered at times ranging from early morning to late evenings and weekends. During the second year, much more effort is going into the development of student services. The Paradise Valley Mall Center has been so successful that another center is planned for the Westridge Mall in the southwest part of the Metropolitan Phoenix Area. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A