ERIC Number: ED303217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Long Range Plan, 1988-1991. Williamsport Area Community College.
Williamsport Area Community Coll., PA.
During the 1987-88 academic year, Williamsport Area Community College's Long Range Planning Committee acted as the steering committee for the development of a three-year long-range plan. The committee's first steps were to review the "Long Range Plan Update 1987," identify the strengths and weaknessess of the previous planning process, develop a revised process, and establish a timetable. One of the initial stages in the revised planning process was the review and reaffirmation of the statements of college philosophy and mission that were developed in 1984, and the adoption of a new "Focus Statement" to highlight the college's commitment to 100% student success. The committee then reviewed the 14 goals incorporated into the 1984 long-range plan and consolidated them into four goal areas: instruction, student support, academic support, and institutional support. Public service was added as a new goal area. Statements were prepared to explain the nature and scope of the goal areas and to specify narrower goals within the areas and related tasks. The planning process provides for continuous updating, and the long-range plan describes only those tasks that are beyond the scope of routine activities performed at the college. In addition to describing the planning process, the long-range plan presents the philosophy, mission, focus, goal, and task statements. (AJL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Williamsport Area Community Coll., PA.