ERIC Number: ED343645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Dona Ana Branch Community College Annual Report, 1990-1991.
New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dona Ana Branch Community Coll.
During 1990-91, New Mexico State University's (NMSU's) Dona Ana Branch Community College (DABCC) continued to feel the effects of its fourth year of rapidly increasing enrollments. The defeat of bond issues that would have funded facility expansions resulted in critical space shortages. The 27% increase in headcount enrollments between spring 1990 and spring 1991 was accommodated by a 16% budget increase, a 22% increase in faculty and staff positions, and the use of classrooms on the NMSU campus and off-campus locations. Other highlights of 1990-91 included the following: (1) three new associate in applied science programs, in Fashion Merchandising, Fire Science and Aviation Technology, were instituted; (2) new adult basic education initiatives included the establishment of workplace literacy classes, the funding and development of the Student Literacy Corps project to train community college students as tutors, and a computerized reading development pilot program; (3) DABCC became fully responsible for educational programs offered at the U.S. Army's White Sands Education Center; (4) articulation with three school districts was expanded through the development of the Area Vocational School (AVS) program, which provides college-level occupational courses for high school juniors and seniors; (5) the Small Business Development Center counseled 92 new clients and sponsored 16 workshops and seminars; and (6) DABCC hosted three faculty members from a vocational school in Lerdo, Mexico, as part of the Lerdo-Las Cruces Sister City Program, helping DABCC faculty develop the cultural understanding needed to teach in a border environment. Enrollment data are provided. (JSP)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Articulation (Education), College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Cultural Exchange, Educational Assessment, Educational Facilities, Intercultural Programs, School Community Relationship, State Universities, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Dona Ana Branch Community Coll.