ERIC Number: ED319429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Academic Development Plan for the Island of Molokai in Hawaii, 1990-1996.
Pezzoli, J. A.
Since 1970, Maui Community College (MCC) has offered credit courses on the island of Molokai, with the program expanding considerably in 1986 with the inception of the MCC-Molokai Center. Developed to project a more stable and comprehensive program for the residents of Molokai, this academic development plan outlines the priorities of MCC on the island for 1990-96. After providing an overview and history of MCC's service to the Molokai community, the report outlines the mission, philosophy, and planning strategies of MCC. The plan then presents nine long-range goals, including maximizing access to all MCC programs and services; promoting and implementing curricular comprehensiveness; establishing partnerships with business, government, and other schools on the island to identify and address common goals; and supporting faculty and staff development activities. Next, external planning factors specific to the island of Molokai are examined, including conditions related to: economics; demographics and geography; and science and technology. In addition, community expectations and internal planning factors, including staffing and staff resources, curriculum, resource allocation, and physical facilities, are reviewed. The next section highlights recent assessment activities and the college's progress toward expanding the MCC-Molokai Farm, offering more occupational programs in response to community needs, and expanding developmental skills course offerings and student services. Next, 13 new priorities are described, including the improvement of instructional programs, the use of new technologies, and the establishment of economic development partnerships with business and government. Finally, additional staff positions requested for the Molokai program, projected activity levels and resource requirements, and a systematic evaluation process utilized by the college are provided. An attachment lists certificates and degrees offered on Molokai and MCC-Molokai enrollment figures. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.