ERIC Number: ED316306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Our Future. Phase I: Setting the Direction. Phase II: Setting the Pace.
North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
In 1988, a state plan was developed for North Carolina's community college system, incorporating a revised mission statement and a set of goals and objectives for the system. The plan focused on six major themes: the quality imperative; serving the underserved; the education continuum; economic development; "community" college; and managing for effectiveness. Within this framework, 14 goals were established: (1) assure quality in each of the system's instructional programs; (2) strengthen teaching and learning throughout the colleges; (3) attract, retain, and support highly qualified institutional and departmental personnel; (4) provide a quality learning environment by acquiring and maintaining up-to-date facilities and equipment; (5) provide educational access to all adults; (6) significantly increase literacy levels; (7) provide support services; (8) improve cooperative relationships with public and private schools, colleges, and universities; (9) stimulate economic development through education, training, and retraining; (10) provide community service activities supporting local civic, economic, educational, and cultural needs, and establish cooperative relationships between and among participating groups; (11) obtain adequate funding for community college programs and services; (12) assure through a planning process that the community college system has clearly identified priorities, strategies for achieving them, and a means of evaluating effectiveness; (13) encourage future-oriented leadership and sound management practices; and (14) maintain a clear identity, reach potential consumers of education and training services, and increase public support for the system and its member institutions. Appendixes outlining the development, assumptions, and definitions of plan are attached. An interim assessment of the state's progress toward fulfilling the goals and objectives of the plan is attached. Specific educational outcomes are cited for each objective. (JMC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Financial Support, Literacy Education, Mission Statements, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina