ERIC Number: ED307926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Austin Community College: An Institutional Narrative.
Austin Community Coll., TX.
This description of Austin Community College (ACC), Texas, offers an overview of the development of the college and its service area; strategies for promoting academic quality, improving institutional management, and achieving fiscal stability; ACC's mission statement; and assumptions concerning ACC's growth and self-sufficiency. In tracing the historical development of ACC and surrounding counties, the report looks at growth in population and enrollment, the expansion of facilities, and legislative actions that have affected ACC. Next, the report highlights college activities to enhance academic quality, including faculty forums and workshops, a survey investigating the academic organization of other community colleges, and the establishment of an instructional program review committee and program advisory committees. The next section briefly describes features of institutional management at ACC, focusing on the roles of division chairpersons and lay advisory committees, policy and procedures manuals, student participation in governance, functional units within the college, the recent creation of a committee on planning, and a community charrette on the future of the college. The strategies used by ACC to achieve fiscal stability are reviewed, and ACC's mission statement is presented. Information is given on institutional governance, control, and affiliation; a profile is drawn of ACC's student body and changes in student characteristics; and a list of ACC's instructional program is presented. The report, in addition, discusses assumptions held by the college concerning the stability of demographic and enrollment trends and the stability of financial resources, and opportunities for cooperation in the surrounding community. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.