ERIC Number: ED346935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Cape Fear Plan.
Conrath, Richard C.
In spring 1992, Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) completed its long-range strategic plan. The consultant who helped guide the institution through the process presented the plan to the Board of Trustees with 60 recommendations for implementation. The Chairman of the Board established task forces to study the recommendations for each major division of the college. Each task force ranked the recommendations by priority, suggested a general budget for each, then brought the recommendations back to the entire Board in a retreat setting for final discussion. The plan was divided into six major sections: facilities; instructional programs; student development; finance; staff development; and planning. After the retreat, each set of priorities was distributed to the staff and faculty to develop an implementation plan. The implementation plan included specific objectives with timelines, budget, and resources needed. The most controversial part of the plan was the development and expansion of the campus. The consultant's recommendations for expansion included four options: centralized delivery; transformational delivery; expanded delivery; and decentralized delivery. At a later meeting, the Board adopted a compromise "Option E," which included maintaining and expanding the downtown campus, retaining central administration and resources, and responding to off-site educational demand as appropriate. The consultant's report also called for a satellite campus of significant size to be developed, a step currently under consideration. A sample progress checklist is attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Programs, Community Colleges, Consultants, Educational Facilities Planning, Financial Support, Governing Boards, Long Range Planning, Organizational Climate, Program Implementation, Satellite Facilities, School Expansion, Staff Development, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cape Fear Community Coll., Wilmington, NC.