ERIC Number: ED262834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Educational Planning in a Changing Environment: A Retrospective of the 1982 Santa Monica College Symposium.
Young, Darroch F.
In February 1982, a symposium was conducted at Santa Monica College (SMC) to inform the college community about the tumultuous changes which had occurred at the college from 1971 to 1982, and to gain broad-based participation in determining the direction of the college. The symposium also attempted to delineate broad philosophical principles that could guide future problem solving and identify the issues of greatest concern. The symposium not only identified these principles and issues, but also formed a meaningful agenda for the institution. Recommendations included the following: (1) expand student assessment and placement practices to include all students and implement a continuous advisement process; (2) establish a high priority for staff development activities; (3) explore methods for increasing income, as well as for reducing expenditures; (4) maintain the high quality of support services; (5) emphasize departmental participation in overall decision making; (6) determine ways to enhance instructional quality in the institution and the classroom, with particular attention to academic standards and classroom expectations; (7) enforce existing educational policies governing such matters as student probation, course prerequisites, and course reports; and revise priority registration procedures accordingly; (8) maintain the services necessary to continue to provide a desirable physical setting for students and staff; and (9) continue the appropriate conversion of part-time to full-time faculty positions, with attention to affirmative action guidelines. A description of planning, preparations, and procedures related to the symposium is included. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Monica Coll., CA.