ERIC Number: ED306984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Need for Facilities Planning at Pima Community College: A Working Paper.
Collmer, Russell C.; Harcleroad, Fred F.
Prepared for consideration by the administration and Board of Trustees of Pima Community College (PCC), this report presents data on the socioeconomic and educational trends that will affect the college's need for new facilities and offers recommendations for policy formation. Part I establishes the legal basis for facilities planning in Arizona and offers an overview of the development of PCC's facilities between 1965, when planning for the college began, and 1988. In addition to an overview of PCC's current facilities, this section reviews the basic policies on facilities planning set out in the 1986-1991 District Plan. In an effort to inform decision making and policy formation, Part II provides data on: (1) population projections for Pima County for the year 2005; (2) changing student and faculty characteristics; (3) economic trends and business/industrial development; (4) curricular programs offered at PCC; (5) student services; and (6) the special characteristics and needs of modern community colleges. Finally, Part III offers recommendations concerning the optimum size of PCC campuses, the locations of new campuses needed by 2005, and basic educational programs for existing and new campuses. In addition, a list of basic service and facility needs is provided, including an assessment/orientation/advising center, financial aid office, health care office, wellness/fitness center, security/maintenance office, alternative learning/independent study centers, learning resource centers/libraries/media centers, community services center and meeting facility, and associate faculty office. This section concludes with a discussion of the location of special facilities and programs, and projections for four new campuses between 2005 and 2035. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.
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