ERIC Number: ED302283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Proposed Construction of Off-Campus Community College Centers in Western Riverside County. A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to a Request of the Riverside and Mt. San Jacinto Community College Districts for Capital Funds To Build Permanent Off-Campus Centers in Norco and Moreno Valley and South of Sun City. Commission Report 88-27.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report contains the California Postsecondary Education Commission's (CPEC's) analysis of a proposal to construct off-campus community college centers in the cities of Norco, Moreno Valley, and Sun City. Section 1 provides background material on the process of reviewing proposals for new college campuses and centers, population projections for Riverside County, cooperative planning in the Riverside and Mt. San Jacinto Community College Districts, and needs assessments conducted by the districts. Section 2 analyzes the joint proposal by the two districts in terms of projections for adequate enrollments; the costs and benefits of various alternatives to establishing the centers (e.g., expansion of existing campuses or off-campus facilities); consultations with adjacent public and private postsecondary institutions; academic planning and community support; commuting times for residents; physical characteristics of the proposed locations; and access for the disadvantaged. Section 3 presents conclusions and recommends the approval of the sites as off-campus centers in that: (1) projections indicate that the three centers will have sufficient enrollment to be viable financially and to provide a relatively broad curriculum; (2) all reasonable alternatives were considered; (3) adjacent institutions had no objections to the proposal; (4) community support has been sustained and widespread; (5) commuting times to each site are reasonable; and (6) the needs of handicapped and disadvantaged students were accommodated. (AAZC)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, College Planning, Community Colleges, Demography, Educational Needs, Enrollment Projections, Facility Planning, Multicampus Colleges, Needs Assessment, Off Campus Facilities, Two Year Colleges
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth St., Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95815-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.