ERIC Number: ED271188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
A Permanent Site for Los Angeles Mission College: A Report to the Legislature and Governor in Response to a Request for Capital Funds from the Los Angeles Community College District. Commission Report 86-14.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Prepared in response to a proposal by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) for state funds for the construction of a permanent site for Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC), this report offers historical background, evaluates the request, and presents recommendations. Chapter 1 chronicles the history of LAMC and the LACCD's attempts to secure approval by the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) for a permanent campus for the college. Chapter 2 discusses the proposed facility in light of relevant criteria in the CPEC's "Guidelines and Procedures for the Review of New Campuses and Off-Campus Centers," focusing on enrollment projections, alternatives to new campus construction, community support, enrollment capacity of existing campuses, impact on adjacent campuses, and commuting time. Chapter 3 presents CPEC's findings and conclusions, including the following: (1) LAMC has met most of the criteria in the CPEC Guidelines; (2) certain aspects of the LAMC proposal are compelling; (3) the service area of the college is isolated for those who rely on public transportation; (4) a permanent campus of LAMC should not simply duplicate other institutions, but should demonstrate its uniqueness and effectiveness; and (5) the permanent building currently proposed for LAMC should be of sufficient size to house the existing programs. Chapter 3 also includes the recommendations that the proposed instructional/administration building be approved as a permanent home for LAMC with the understanding that the state not fund additional facilities for LAMC until a thorough evaluation of the effectiveness of the new building is conducted. The CPEC Guidelines and enrollment projections are appended. (Author/RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.