ERIC Number: ED324069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Toward the Year 2000. Delta College Committee of 100 Report, 1989.
Hetzler, Robert L.; And Others
In fall 1988, the Delta College (DC) Board of Trustees appointed a committee of 100 citizens from Saginaw, Bay, and Midland counties to study current college operations and develop recommendations for future directions for DC in the areas of programs, facilities, and finance. Three subcommittees were formed to examine each of these areas. The Subcommittee on Programs examined issues related to college transfer programs, one- and two-year occupational programs, and short-term occupational and contract training programs. The Facilities Subcommittee addressed the issues of space utilization and flexibility, parking, dormitories, the library, and the physical condition of the buildings. The Finance Subcommittee investigated current financial conditions and made projections about future stability. The recommendations of the three subcommittees included the following: (1) improve counseling and communication of regulations regarding student transfer to improve transfer rates; (2) improve college contacts with the business community; (3) provide training to respond to the needs of smaller and mid-size employers; (4) require a demonstration of "core skills," including reading, math and science, of all graduates of occupational programs; (5) produce written procedures for maintenance personnel in specific functional areas; and (6) develop alternate sources of revenue to meet a projected increase in expenditures. Appendixes outline a scholar's program for identifying leadership potential in students, and present financial data. (GFW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Citizen Participation, Citizens Councils, College Curriculum, College Planning, Community Colleges, Contract Training, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Facility Improvement, Financial Policy, Futures (of Society), Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delta Coll., University Center, MI.