ERIC Number: ED298993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Conversion of the Livermore Education Center to College Status.
Freitas, Joseph M.; And Others
In March 1988, the South County Community College District (SCCCD) requested the approval of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to change the status of the Livermore Education Center from an "educational center" to a "college." An analysis by the Chancellor's Office of the request indicated that the District met Title 5 requirements for establishing a new college. The Chancellor's Office assessment of District compliance indicated that: (1) the service area is expected to double in population by the year 2000; (2) the Center, which currently enrolls 23% of the SCCCD's total population, is expected to account for 27% of District enrollments by 1992; (3) the conversion has strong community support; (4) the programs and services currently offered by the Center are sufficient in breadth and depth to constitute a college curriculum; and (5) 1987 projections by the Association of Bay Area Governments indicate increases in the number of jobs in the communities of Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin by 116 percent, 229 percent, and 112 percent, respectively, between 1985 and 2005. The Chancellor's Office concluded that there were no feasible alternatives to the conversion, and while its impact on the District's eroding financial reserves could prove problematic, the overall proposal was sound. Appendixes include a history of the site development of the Center following the annexation of the Livermore-Amador Valley, a list of program offerings, and a statement of the general policy for development of colleges in the SCCCD. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item Number 7 at a meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, September 15-16, 1988). Appendixes printed on colored paper.