ERIC Number: ED306970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Approaching a Comprehensive Institutional Plan for Western Iowa Tech Community College: Building a New Siouxland.
Grossman, Gary M.; Gyuro, Steven J.
This report analyzes the challenges posed to Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) by national, state, and local trends, and offers a plan for institutional improvement and community development. Part I highlights the following issues of concern to the college: the changing nature of the workplace, new providers of postsecondary education, increased state pressure for a comprehensive college mission, and changes in local economic, social, and demographic structures. Specific challenges facing WITCC are identified as the lack of a strong arts and sciences program, stable enrollment levels and high attrition, the need for additional facilities to accommodate the call for an expanded mission, and the need to develop external financial resources in a more systematic and comprehensive fashion. Part II discusses options and offers recommendations for dealing with these challenges. The key recommendation is that WITCC participate in a PIER (Preparation, Implementation, Evaluation, and Refinement) strategic planning process to introduce necessary changes over a five-year period. Under this plan, the college will establish a comprehensive arts and sciences program as early as possible, upgrade the vocational-technical education curriculum, create a systematic approach to resource development, devote more attention to student services, and develop a better approach to serving the occupational development needs of high school students. (ALB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Curriculum, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Demography, Economic Development, Educational Development, Educational Facilities Planning, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Liberal Arts, Population Trends, Private Financial Support, School Holding Power, Statewide Planning, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Western Iowa Tech, Sioux City.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa